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