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Buffalo Sabres sign goalie Carter Hutton, 3 others


Mon, Jul 2nd 2018 12:10 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Sunday announced the team agreed to terms with goaltender Carter Hutton on a three-year contract with an average annual value of $2.75 million.
Hutton (age 32, 6'1", 202 pounds) produced a career season in 2017-18 for the St. Louis Blues, in which he recorded a 17-7-3 record and led the NHL in save percentage (.931) and goals-against average (2.09). Over the past three seasons, Hutton is tied for the league lead among goaltenders with at least 10 games played with a 2.25 goals-against average and ranks eighth with a .921 save percentage.
During his six-year NHL career, Hutton has recorded a 63-39-17 career record with a 2.42 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage in 138 games with the Blues, Nashville Predators and Chicago Blackhawks. Before turning pro, the Thunder Bay, Ontario, native spent four seasons playing for the UMass Lowell River Hawks (Hockey East), where he ranks in the school's top 10 in career wins, (10th, 32), goals-against average (2nd, 2.33), save percentage (T-3rd, .913) and shutouts (2nd, 10).
The Sabres signed forward Scott Wilson to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $1.05 million.
Wilson (age 26, 5'11", 183 pounds) joined the Sabres via trade on Dec. 4 and recorded 14 points (6 goals, 8 assists) and 85 shots on goal in 49 games. The Oakville, Ontario, native has appeared in 172 games during his four-year NHL career and registered 46 points (19/27) and 52 penalty minutes.
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the seventh round (209th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft, Wilson was a member of Pittsburgh's Stanley Cup Championship team in 2017. Before turning pro, Wilson spent three seasons with UMass Lowell (Hockey East), where he compiled 95 points (39/56) in 109 career games and was named Hockey East Rookie of the Year in 2012.
The Sabres agreed to terms with goaltender Scott Wedgewood on a one-year, two-way contract.
Wedgewood (age 25, 6'2", 195 pounds) appeared in a career-high 20 NHL games with the Arizona Coyotes last season, posting a 5-9-4 record. He finished the season with a 7-10-5 record and .903 save percentage through 24 career games with the Coyotes and New Jersey Devils.
In his sixth professional season in 2017-18, Wedgewood also logged a 3-1-1 record and a .915 save percentage in seven AHL games. The Brampton, Ontario, native has amassed a 53-37-18 record in 116 AHL contests, including a 22-7-6 mark with a .924 save percentage in the last three seasons.
Finally, the Sabres announced the team signed defenseman Brandon Hickey to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Hickey (age 22, 6'2", 201 pounds) recorded 14 points (6/8) in 35 games as the team captain in his senior season at Boston University in 2017-18, helping lead the Terriers to their second Hockey East championship during his tenure. The Edmonton, Alberta, native finished his collegiate career with 54 points (21/33) in 147 games.
Selected by the Calgary Flames in the third round (64th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft, Hickey has also represented Canada internationally, appearing in the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship in Helsinki, Finland, and the 2018 Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland.

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