The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo to a one-year contract.
Colaiacovo (age 32, 6'1", 200 pounds) appeared in 33 games last season with the Philadelphia Flyers, recording eight points (2 goals, 6 assists) and 10 penalty minutes. Since his selection in the first-round (17th overall) of the 2001 NHL Draft, Colaiacovo has appeared in parts of 12 seasons with the Flyers, St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs. In 434 NHL games, the defenseman has recorded 152 points (33/119) and 221 penalty minutes.
A Toronto native, Colaiacovo has represented Canada in the World Championship (2011) and World Junior Championship (2002 and 2003), capturing silver at both World Junior Championships.