The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed free agent forward Evan Rodrigues to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Rodrigues (age 21, 5'11", 176 pounds) recently finished his senior season at Boston University, recording 61 points (21 goals, 40 assists) while helping the Terriers advance to the championship game of the 2015 NCAA Tournament. An assistant captain of the 2014-15 Terriers squad, he ranked second in the nation in assists per game (0.98) and in total points (61). His four points (3/1) in two games played in this year's NCAA Tournament earned him Most Outstanding Player of Northeast Regional and All-Regional Team honors in the NCAA Tournament.
"Evan is a very talented young player who has displayed exceptional growth during his four years at BU," Buffalo Sabres General Manager Tim Murray said. "We look forward to adding another talented piece to our group."
In his four seasons at Boston University, Rodrigues amassed 121 points (42/79) in 146 games played and registered a 0.83 points-per-game average. He also was named a Hockey East Second Team All-Star in his sophomore and senior seasons.
Prior to his collegiate career, the Etobicoke, Ontario, native played two seasons with the Georgetown Raiders of the Ontario Junior Hockey League.
Rodrigues was a teammate of Jack Eichel, whom the Sabres are expected to take with the second pick in the upcoming NHL Draft.