Akeson, 25, spent a majority of last season with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. He was second on the Flyers' AHL squad in scoring with 23 goals and 30 assists in 57 games. He also played in 13 games with Philadelphia, but failed to record a point. He's played four seasons in the AHL, scoring at least 50 points in every one.
As Broad Street Hockey pointed out, Sabres assistant Terry Murray was Akeson's coach in Lehigh Valley.
Based on reports Akeson is the second forward the Sabres signed for Rochester today, but Tim Murray denied that Buffalo had come to an agreement with Ryan O'Reilly's brother Cal. The Sabres GM said the two sides at talked, but there was nothing in writing.