Buffalo Sabres Sign Jason Zucker & Sam Lafferty

The Buffalo Sabres have made significant additions to their roster, signing veteran winger Jason Zucker to a one-year deal worth $5M and center Sam Lafferty to a two-year, $2 million contract. 

Zucker, who split last season between the Arizona Coyotes and Nashville Predators, brings valuable experience and secondary scoring to the Sabres. 

With 14 goals and 32 points in 69 games last season, the 32-year-old winger is expected to add depth and versatility to Buffalo's lineup. 

His strong presence on the forecheck and willingness to play in the tough areas of the ice align well with the team’s needs under head coach Lindy Ruff.

Lafferty, coming off a career-high 13-goal season with the Vancouver Canucks, joins the Sabres to address their need for a reliable two-way center. 

The 29-year-old's speed, energy, and special teams capabilities make him a valuable addition to Buffalo's third or fourth line. 

His two-year, $2 million contract reflects his proven ability to contribute immediately and provide much-needed depth. 

Known for his defensive prowess and versatility, Lafferty's addition brings stability to Buffalo's center position, which had some uncertainty with younger, less experienced players in the mix.

With these acquisitions, GM Kevyn Adams demonstrates a strategic approach to strengthening the roster with experienced players on manageable contracts.

Both Zucker and Lafferty bring a blend of experience, grit, and secondary scoring that the Sabres have been seeking. 

These signings are aimed at providing immediate impact and veteran leadership, as the team looks to build on its recent progress and push to end their 13-year playoff drought.

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