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Buffalo Sabres sign Linus Ullmark, Sam Reinhart to 1-year contracts

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Mon, Oct 26th 2020 10:30 am

The Buffalo Sabres on Sunday announced the signing of forward Sam Reinhart to a one-year contract with an average annual value of $5.2 million.

He has ranked among Buffalo’s top three point-scorers every season since 2015-16, joining Rick Martin, Dave Andreychuk and Jack Eichel as one of four Sabres ever to do so in each of his first five full NHL seasons. He ranks second among all Sabres in total goals and points since he made his NHL debut in October 2014.

Reinhart appeared in all of the team’s games for the third consecutive season in 2019-20, scoring a career-best .32 goals per game.

The Buffalo Sabres also signed goaltender Linus Ullmark to a one-year contract with an AAV of $2.6 million.

He set a new NHL career high with 17 wins in 2019-20 and ranked ninth in the league with a .926 save percentage at even strength.

Ullmark currently owns the fourth-best career shootout save percentage (.840) of any goaltender in NHL history with at least 20 shots faced. His four wins through six career shootouts trail only Ryan Miller (49) and Jhonas Enroth (10) for most in franchise history.

He tied his previous career high with 44 saves in a 7-1 win vs. New Jersey on Dec. 2, 2019, and finished the season with a 4-0-1 record when facing at least 40 shots.

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