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Sabres, Olofsson Avoid Arbitration

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Olofsson, 25, had a breakout season in 2019-20 with the Buffalo Sabres.

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The Buffalo Sabres and forward Victor Olofsson have avoided a salary arbitration hearing in lieu of a two-year extension.

The AAV on Olofsson’s new deal is 3.05 million.

Olofsson, 25, enjoyed a breakout season with the Buffalo Sabres in 2019-20.

After playing in only six National Hockey League games the season before, Olofsson played in 54 games last season.

In those 54 games, Olofsson scored 42 points (20 goals, 22 assists). His 20 goals and 42 points both qualified for third-most on the Sabres.

Earlier in the season, Olofsson showed off his prowess for scoring on the power-play, which included Olofsson scoring the first seven goals of his NHL career on the power play. This feat set the new NHL record.

Olofsson’s 11 power play goals tied him with Jack Eichel for the team lead and ranked him in the top 15 throughout the entire NHL.

With this deal going in the books as a two-year deal, Olofsson will have one more year of RFA eligibility following this deal’s completion.