The Buffalo Sabres announced today that they have re-signed restricted free agent Marcus Foligno to a one-year contract. Financial terms of the deal have not been released at this point, but Foligno did make $2.25 million last year.
Towards the end of the year, Foligno found chemistry playing with Johan Larsson and Brian Gionta, a line which Dan Bylsma has said he wants to keep together next season. The 24-year old forward was the Sabres best +/- player last year at +4, and posted career highs in both games played with 75, goals with 10, and points with 23.
Foligno has always felt like one of those players with more potential than results, so this one-year deal will give him the chance to show the team he's more the productive player he was at the end of last year and less of the guy you always thought was a little better than he actually showed. However, as Matthew Coller pointed out on Twitter, this will be the first time in Foligno's career that he's played for the same coach two seasons in a row.
With the signing of Foligno, the Sabres have just two more RFAs to sign - Zemgus Girgensons and Rasmus Ristolainen.