Apr 12, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Buffalo Sabres left wing Tyler Ennis (63) waits for a face off against the Boston Bruins during the third period of their 4-1 win at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres re-sign Tyler Ennis

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The Buffalo Sabres have announced that the team as re-signed forward Tyler Ennis to a new long-term contract on Thursday.

The team didn’t release official terms of the deal, but it is expected to be a five-year contract worth $23-million, according to various reports.

Ennis was drafted 26th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Sabres, and has spent the better part of the last five years playing with the club. Last season, the final year of a two-year deal in signed in 2012, he lead the NHL’s worst team in goals with 21, which was a career high for him. He ranked second on the team in total points with 43 (21 + 22) in 80 games.

His career best 49 points came during the 2010-11 season when he scored 20 goals and added 29 assists.

He won the Dudley “Red” Garrett Memorial Award in 2009-10 as the American Hockey League’s (AHL) top rookie, and was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team during that same year.  He also won a goal medal with Team Canada at the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Sound off Sabres fans! What do you think of the re-signing of Tyler Ennis? Is the contract the right deal? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

Mike’s Musings: This deal isn’t that surprising. The Sabres are paying Ennis to be a highly-productive forward for the next few seasons as the team looks to rebuild into a Stanley Cup contender.

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  • anthony pietron

    i believe these two are not quite the same players, the both are very good at finishing, & with the a chris stewart at rw, i do not see why not this line could be the number 1 line for years to come to come!!