Jun 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Sam Reinhart puts on a team cap after being selected as the number two overall pick to the Buffalo Sabres in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres sign No. 2 overall pick Sam Reinhart

The Buffalo Sabres were one of the worst teams in the NHL last year but they picked up a kid in the NHL Draft who many believe could be the next big thing in hockey. Sam Reinhart was selected with the No. 2 ovearall pick and it didn’t take long for the Sabres to lock him down into an entry-level deal.

After less than a month from when he was drafted, Reinhart and the Sabres have agreed to a three-year deal that will likely put him on full display for fans this upcoming season.

The Sabers made the announcement on Saturday that they have inked their top prospect and the No. 2 overall pick form this year’s NHL Entry Draft.

“We are very excited to have Sam under contract,” said Sabres GM Tim Murray. “We look forward to watching him develop and become an important part of our organization in the future.”

The next question is how soon can we expect to see Reinhart on the ice for the Sabres as his rookie year will be one that has a lot of eyes on it moving forward. There was once a time when he could have been the No. 1 overall pick and Sabres fans will sit and watch to see if he can succeed as being better than the player picked before him, Aaron Ekbald for the Florida Panthers, or if he will take a little longer to develop into the star that Buffalo so desperately needs him to be.

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