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Buffalo Sabres extend Casey Nelson


Wed, Jun 29th 2016 05:45 pm

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed defenseman Casey Nelson to a two-year contract extension.

Nelson (age 23, 6'2", 183 pounds) made his professional debut with the Sabres during the 2015-16 season and recorded four assists and a plus-1 rating in seven games. Before signing with Buffalo, Nelson earned WCHA Defensive Player of the Year honors after recording 22 points (6 goals, 16 assists) in 40 games for Minnesota State University.

A native of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, Nelson amassed 60 total points (14/46) and a plus-28 rating in 99 games during his collegiate career, leading the team in plus/minus rating and leading Minnesota State defensemen in scoring in both his sophomore and junior seasons.

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