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It’s official: Sabres ink Ennis to multi-year extension

Jul 17, 2014, 10:12 AM EST

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Yesterday, we passed along a report claiming Buffalo was closing in on an extension for forward Tyler Ennis.

Today, the Sabres made it official.

Buffalo announced it has re-upped with Ennis on a multi-year deal, less than 24 hours after NHL Network reported the two sides had agreed to a five-year, $23 million deal. Though the Sabres didn’t confirm the term or money in their press release, the figures have been confirmed by a source of the Buffalo News.

Ennis, 24, will pull in an annual $4.6M cap hit with the new contract, putting him only behind Matt Moulson ($5 million annually) among Sabres forwards.

The deal comes on the heels of Ennis’ solid 2013-14 campaign, in which he scored a career-high 21 goals in 80 games, finishing with 43 points (Cody Hodgson led the team with 44.) Ennis also logged a career-high 18:51 TOI per game last season and finished third on the team in total faceoffs taken, although had a lousy winning percentage (38.7).

With the move, Buffalo now has a cap payroll of approximately $57 million, a far cry from a few weeks ago when people were openly wondering how GM Tim Murray was going to get the club to the cap floor.

  1. pjblake2redwings - Jul 17, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    must have nothing else to write about since you just repeated yesturdays article..

    • Mike Halford - Jul 17, 2014 at 10:44 AM

      We’ll have another post tomorrow recapping the event.

      • pjblake2redwings - Jul 17, 2014 at 12:02 PM

        great article ass hat. really doing solid work reporting the same article twice.. smh

      • Mike Halford - Jul 17, 2014 at 12:31 PM

        It wasn’t reporting the same article twice. The original was an unconfirmed report suggesting a deal was in place. The second was confirmation from the club on a multi-year deal. For a contract of this size and dollar amount, following up with confirmation is good editorial practice.

        Also…I don’t want to explain to you how the Internet works, but you do have the freedom to pick and choose what posts you want to read on this site.

  2. withseidelinn - Jul 17, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Yikes

  3. travishenryskid - Jul 17, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Good deal. Easily the Sabres best forward last year.

  4. reeggss - Jul 17, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    Bam, just got served son

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