Scott Wilson played for three different teams last year, but was far and away the most successful in Buffalo. The Sabres hope that can continue, as they have signed the forward to a contract extension. Beat writer Bill Hoppe reports that it is a two-year deal worth $1.05MM annually.
Wilson fills a depth role in the bottom-six of Buffalo’s offense. Wilson was acquired from the Detroit Red Wings in a December trade, which allowed Wilson to garner more playing time. In 17 games with Detroit, Wilson failed to score a point, but with Buffalo, he showed more life, scoring six goals and 14 points in 49 games with the Sabres. However, his versatility to be able to play anywhere has made him a key asset to have.
There was some question if he would be re-signed as the Sabres did not make him a qualifying offer, but the two sides were able to come to an agreement.