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Sabres sign Tage Thompson to seven-year contract extension

The Buffalo Sabres have signed center Tage Thompson to a seven-year contract extension worth $50 million that will begin in 2023-24, the team announced Tuesday.

The 24-year-old is coming off a breakout season in which he racked up 38 goals and 30 assists in 78 games.

Thompson spoke to the media following the 2021-22 season and reiterated how excited he is to be a Sabre. “This is a place I want to be at for a very long time,” Thompson said. “I want to be a guy that helps this team win and make the playoffs and win a Stanley Cup, and obviously those are all just words and you’ve got to put that into action.”

The Sabres acquired Thompson in a trade with the St. Louis Blues in 2018. Since coming to Buffalo, Thompson has compiled 53 goals and 41 assists.