The Buffalo Sabres have locked up another one of their young players.
On Tuesday, the team announced that they have agreed to a seven-year contract extension with second-line center Dylan Cozens worth $49.7 million (7.1 AAV).
Cozens is the third Sabre to receive a seven-year extension in the last five months, joining top-line center Tage Thompson and defenseman Mattias Samuelsson.
The 21-year-old has already set career highs in goals (17), assists (26), and points (43) in just 49 games this season. His 0.88 points per game rank second among players from the 2019 draft class, behind first-overall selection Jack Hughes. He also leads all Sabres forwards in shorthanded time on ice this season.
Buffalo now has their top two centers locked in at $14 million for the next seven years.
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