Claimed off waivers from the Arizona Coyotes in early April, Caggiula played just 11 games for the Sabres down the stretch but obviously made an impact on the front office or coaching staff. The energetic winger scored two goals and three points during that 11-game stint, bringing his total to 10 points for the 2020-21 season. That’s certainly not production that will make you leap out of your chair, but for the league minimum, it doesn’t have to be.
Since entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2016, Caggiula has always had a high work ethic and no fear, routinely throwing his 5’10” frame into the corners against bigger defenders. That kind of scratch-and-claw attitude is exactly what the Sabres need more of at the bottom of their roster, and his speed can be a versatile fit on various lines. It may not feel like it, but Caggiula has already carved out a 260-game NHL career and only just turned 27. Not bad for a player who was passed over several times by every team in the league and spent four years at the University of North Dakota.