The Buffalo Sabres re-signed goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $837,500, the team announced Wednesday.
According to Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News, the contract includes a one-way for the 2023-24 season, meaning his salary will be the same in Rochester if he doesn’t make the NHL roster.
Luukkonen was drafted by the Sabres in the second round of the 2017 NHL Draft. The 23-year-old posted a .917 save percentage in nine starts for Buffalo last season. He also appeared in 35 games for the Rochester Americans, where he went 15-14-6 with a .900 save percentage.
The Sabres now have three goalies under contract as Luukkonen joins veteran Craig Anderson and Eric Comrie.
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