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Sabres Sign Sean Malone

2013 draft pick signs 1-year, 2-way deal

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The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed forward Sean Malone to a one-year, two-way contract.

The 23-year-old will play the upcoming season with the Rochester Americans, his second professional season. Last season was his first in the AHL.

In 73 games with the Amerks, Malone put up 22 points, including 12 goals. He also added two assists in three Calder Cup playoff games.

Malone, 23, was drafted 159th overall by the Sabres in 2013 out of the U.S. National Development Team. He spent the next four years at Harvard, where he accrued 99 points, including 42 in his senior season.

Malone had previously signed a two-year, entry-level contract on April 8, 2017. Since he played one NHL game that season (the same day), it ate up a year of that contract. This would be his lone game of the season with the Sabres, as he made his NHL debut in the final game of the season after the culmination of his collegiate career.

Malone, a West Seneca native, formerly played for Nichols School from 2010 until 2012. He also won a silver medal with the US U-18 team in 2013.

He was tendered a qualifying offer on June 25 by the Sabres.