Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier has announced the Sabres signed free agent forward Tim Schaller to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Schaller (age 22, 6'2", 210 lbs.) recently finished his senior season at Providence College, recording 23 points (8 goals, 15 assists) and 61 penalty minutes in 38 games in 2012-13. Serving as an assistant captain for the Friars, Schaller was named the 2013 Hockey East Defensive Forward of the Year and helped Providence reach the Hockey East semifinals in back-to-back seasons. Schaller finished his collegiate career having appeared in 131 games and totaling 68 points (29/39).
Prior to his career at Providence, the Merrimack, N.H., native played for the New England Huskies of the Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL). As captain of the Huskies in 2008-09, Schaller appeared in 47 games and tallied 40 points (16/24).