While we creep closer and close to the 11:59 deadline, the Buffalo Sabres have given the blue and gold faithful some good news on a dark day for the NHL.
Timing could be everything on the announcement of this, but the Buffalo Sabres have signed Tyler Ennis. Much speculation has circled around whether or not the Buffalo Sabres would get Ennis under contract, or if the organization was waiting until a CBA was completed before taxing their payroll anymore.
Drafted 26th overall in 2008 – Ennis needed only 10 games with the Buffalo Sabres and 69 with then AHL Affiliate Portland Pirates before he was called up to the big clubs for good. He won the AHL Rookie of the year honors that year, and added that to his trophy case which includes a World Juniors Gold medal.
There has been no looking back for what is turning in the Sabres best pint sized pivot man.
“Tyler is a very important part of our offense and we are very happy to have him signed,” Regier said. “He has progressed as a player over the past few seasons and we are excited to see his growth, both as a person and professional, in the years to come.”
While the Buffalo Sabres only signed the speedy forward to a two year deal – Ennis should be around this organization for quite some time, unless he chooses to test the free agent waters when the time comes, but it would be in the Sabres best interest to keep Ennis around for the foreseeable future. While we sit an watch the clock click closer to midnight, the witching hour when at least the month of September turns into a pumpkin for the NHL, we can at least look forward to more of Tyler Ennis in blue and gold once the season does kick off.