Sabres sign forward Evan Rodrigues to one-year contract

Buffalo Sabres left wing Evan Rodrigues (71) looks to pass in front of Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) as defenceman Travis Dermott (23) and defenceman Roman Polak (46) defend during first period NHL hockey action in Toronto on Monday, March 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues has been awarded a one-year, $2 million contract following an arbitration hearing.

The independent arbitrator’s ruling was announced by the Sabres on Thursday, two days after the hearing. The value of the contract represents a $1.35 million bump in pay over what Rodrigues made last season.

Rodrigues was a restricted free agent who set career highs with nine goals, 29 points and 74 games played in his fourth season with Buffalo. Overall, Rodrigues has 21 goals and 62 points in 154 NHL career games.

Rodrigues was an undrafted free agent before signing with Buffalo in April 2015 after completing his college career at Boston University, where he was a teammate of current Sabres captain Jack Eichel.

July 25, 2019

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Evan Rodrigues
Centre
AGE: 26
LENGTH:
1 Year
CONTRACT TYPE:
Arbitration
SALARY CAP HIT:
$2 million
TOTAL:
$2 million

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