Sabres sign defenseman Casey Fitzgerald to two-year contract

The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed defenseman Casey Fitzgerald to a two-year contract worth an average annual value of $750,000.

Fitzgerald, 24, was drafted by the Sabres during the third round (86th overall) in 2016. He tallied a career-high 11 points (2+9) in 22 games with the Rochester Americans in 2020-21, his second pro season.

The right-shot defenseman previously played four seasons at Boston College, where he spent two seasons as team captain and earned recognition as the top defensive defenseman in Hockey East as a junior. He was a gold medalist with Team USA at the World Junior Championship in 2017.

The Sabres have three remaining restricted free agents: forward Casey Mittelstadt and defensemen Rasmus Dahlin and Henri Jokiharju.