The Buffalo Sabers announced on Sunday that they have signed defenseman Jacob Bryson to a two-year contract.
Bryson will average $1.85 million per year under this agreement. He was on the verge of becoming a restricted free agent.
Former fourth-round pick in the 2017 auction, the 24-year-old Ontarian played his first full season with the Sabers in 2021-2022 . He scored one goal and had nine assists in 73 games. Only Rasmus Dahlin has played more games on the Sabers blue line this year.
Backs Will Butcher, Colin Miller and Mark Pysyk will be free as air on July 13 if they cannot find common ground with general manager Kevyn Adams.
Swedish winger Victor Olofsson is also seeking a new contract to stay in New York State, as he could become a restricted free agent.