Jul 12, 2013, 8:59 PM EDT
The Buffalo Sabres have signed 2013 first-round pick Rasmus Ristolainen to a contract, the club announced on Twitter Friday evening.
It’s a three-year, entry-level contract, the club announced in a statement later in the evening.
The Sabres selected the Finnish defenseman – who stands 6’4″ tall – with the eighth overall pick in this year’s NHL Draft.
“We felt that it was important to get Rasmus under contract quickly so that we could start the development process right away,” Sabres general manager Darcy Regier said in a statement.
“He’s a very mature defenseman for his age and will have every chance to compete for a roster spot in training camp.”
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