The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed goaltender Jonas Johansson to a one-year contract worth $700,000, the team announced Wendesday.
Johansson, 25, made his NHL debut for the Sabres last season, going 1-3-1 in six appearances. He went 14-4-3 with a .921 save percentage in 22 games with the Rochester Americans, earning a spot in the AHL All-Star Classic for the first time in his career.
“He knows what he’s good at and he works hard in practice,” Sabres coach Ralph Krueger said following Johansson’s first NHL win, a 25-save performance against Winnipeg.
“He’s been extremely receptive to the coaching in Rochester and now here with (goalie coach) Mike Bales and this is not lucky what’s happening here. We really feel a pro, a high-level professional, and this was truly an exciting game for him to build on.”
The 6-foot-5, 214-pound native of Sweden was selected by Buffalo in the third round (61st overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft. He has appeared in 41 career AHL games over parts of four seasons with Rochester.
The Sabres have signed goaltender Jonas Johansson to a one-year contract with an AAV of $700,000. pic.twitter.com/UWc6ohRRBq
— Sabres PR (@SabresPR) October 7, 2020