Sabres Sign Lieuwen to Entry Deal

The Buffalo Sabres announced over the weekend that they have signed goaltender Nathan Lieuwen to a three-year entry-level contract.

Lieuwen, 20 years old, was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the sixth-round (167th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Lieuwen most recently played in the Western Hockey League for the Kootenay Ice, where he posted a 27-20-6-2 record with a 2.50 GAA and .914 save percentage.

In his WHL career, he posted a regular season record of 85-59-8-7. Lieuwen also won the Memorial Cup in the 2010-11 season, while winning the Playoff MVP after going 16-2-1 with a 2.24 GAA and .923 save percentage.

Lieuwen is expected to begin next season with the Rochester Americans.

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