Nelson signs two-year extension


The Buffalo Sabres have agreed to terms of a two-year contract extension with defenseman Casey Nelson. The Sabres game him a qualifying offer and Nelson is signed through the next two seasons, with a cap hit of $650,000. 

He’ll also remain a restricted free agent at the end of that deal, unless Buffalo signs him to a new contract by that point. 

Nelson has only played seven games at the NHL level, scoring four assists. Once he can crack the lineup and maintain a starting role, he’ll begin his actual rookie season. Nelson will turn 24 in July and has a chance to make the lineup this fall.

Nelson was the WCHA’s defensive player of the year last season.

Kevin Freiheit
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