Report: NCAA standout Cal Petersen to snub Sabres, sign with Kings

Cal Petersen starred at Notre Dame. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)

Cal Petersen announced in May he would forgo his final year of college eligibility to pursue an NHL contract and, according to Jon Rosen of FOX Sports, the Notre Dame goalie has agreed to terms on a deal with the Los Angeles Kings.

Petersen is currently the property of the Buffalo Sabres, the team that drafted him in the fifth round (129th overall) in 2013.

The 22-year-old Waterloo, Iowa native went 23-12-5 with a 2.22 goals-against average, .926 save percentage, six shutouts and was a finalist for the Mike Richter Award as NCAA Division 1’s most outstanding goaltender.

This is the second time in as many years the Sabres have been snubbed by a pending college free agent.

The Sabres spent a third-round pick in 2016 to acquire Jimmy Vesey’s rights from the Nashville Predators. Vesey and the Sabres could not come to terms and the forward ended up signing with the New York Rangers.

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