The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team signed defenseman Jacob Bryson to a three-year, entry-level contract. Bryson will sign an ATO and report to the Rochester Americans (AHL). The entry-level contract will begin starting with the 2019-20 season.
Bryson (age 21, 5’9”, 178 pounds) recently completed his junior season at Providence College, earning Hockey East Second Team All-Star honors after recording 28 points (4 goals, 24 assists) in 42 games and serving as a team captain for the Friars. Bryson set new career highs in both assists and points in 2018-19 and recorded an assist in all three NCAA Tournament games to help lead his team to a Frozen Four appearance.
The London, Ontario, native was the recipient of Hockey East’s Len Ceglarski Sportsmanship Award in 2018 and 2019. Bryson also earned CCM/AHCA Second Team All-American honors at the conclusion of the 2018 season. He finished his collegiate career having recorded 73 points (11/62) in 121 games.
Bryson was selected by the Sabres in the fourth round (99th overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft.