The Buffalo Sabres have signed goaltender Michael Houser to a one-year, two-way contract.
Houser, 28, joined the organization in 2018-19 when he signed an AHL deal with the Rochester Americans. He has primarily manned the net for the Sabres’ ECHL affiliate, the Cincinnati Cyclones. Cincinnati opted out of the 2020-21 season so Houser has been on the Amerks’ roster this year.
With the Cyclones, he was named the 2018-19 ECHL Goaltender of the Year and an All-ECHL First Team selection after leading all netminders with a record of 29-7-4-1.
Last season in Cincinnati, he posted a 16-5-5 record in 26 games, ranked fifth in the ECHL among qualified goaltenders with a 2.27 goals-against average and tied for 14th in wins. He helped backstop Cincinnati to the second-lowest goals against number in the ECHL’s Western Conference in 2019-20.
He was named the OHL’s Most Outstanding Player in 2011-12 and won an OHL Championship with the London Knights that season.
Due to league COVID-19 protocols affecting the Utica Comets, the Amerks’ game scheduled for tonight against Utica has been postponed. The two clubs are set to meet again on Wednesday.
Kyle leads sports coverage and hosts the Concrete Jungle podcast. Have a lead or question? Send it to [email protected].