Ruhwedel has played 28 games with the Sabres since signing as a college free agent out of UMass-Lowell. He hasn't lit up the lamp, notching only one assist, but has been a steady defensive presence for the Sabres. Last season he played 47 games in Rochester, scoring four goals and 24 assists. He was also very impressive in the Amerks series against Chicago, scoring two goals and three assists in five playoff games. At 24 he could be another piece of the Sabres young blueline, and he has a good shot at playing a majority of this season in Buffalo.
I'm very excited and thankful to be a part of the @BuffaloSabres for another 2 years!— Chad Ruhwedel (@chad5ruhwedel) July 16, 2014
When it comes to advanced stats, Ruhwedel was one of their best defenseman last season. His +4.8 relative Corsi was tied with Christian Ehrhoff as best among Sabres defensemen and his +4.6 relative Fenwick was second only behind Ehrhoff.