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Sabres re-sign captain Kyle Okposo to one-year contract

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  • Kyle Evans 

The Buffalo Sabres made their first move of the offseason, re-signing forward Kyle Okposo to a one-year contract worth $2.5 million.

Okposo, 25, was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He had 28 points (11 goals, 17 assists) in 75 games last season, his first as Sabres captain.


The veteran winger has 592 points (230 goals, 362 assists) in 984 regular-season games for the Sabres and New York Islanders. In 24 playoff games, Okposo has tallied 15 points (seven goals, eight assists).

The Sabres (42-33-7) failed to make the playoffs for the 12th consecutive season, finishing one point behind the Florida Panthers for the second wild card in the Eastern Conference, but their 91 points were its highest point total since 2011-12 (89).