The Buffalo Sabres have brought back defenseman Jacob Bryson on a two-year contract with an average annual value of $1.85 million, the team announced Sunday.
Bryson, a restricted free agent, recorded 10 points on one goal and nine assists in 73 games last season. He also notched six power-play assists, tied for fourth among all Sabres skaters. He played 38 games in 2020-21 as a rookie.
The 24-year-old was drafted by Buffalo in the fourth round of the 2017 NHL Draft.
With this contract done, forward Victor Olofsson is the only Sabre that’s still eligible for restricted free agency. He is owed a $3.25 million qualifying offer by Monday’s tender deadline and the 26-year-old is also arbitration-eligible.