According to Renaud Lavoie via Twitter, Buffalo restricted free agent Jake McCabe signed a three-year, $4.8MM deal. The cap hit is $1.6MM. CapFriendly also confirmed the move and included specifics about the contract.
The 22-year-old defenseman played in 77 games for the Sabres, registering 14 points (4-10). After a productive first full year in the NHL, McCabe will most likely see his ice time increase from an average of 19:07 this past season.
- In related news, Patrick Williams tweets that Buffalo also re-signed forward Cole Schneider to a one-year deal. In 74 AHL games with both Binghamton and Rochester, Williams had 56 points (21-35). Schneider recorded no points in two games with the Sabres.