Apr. 22, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres defenseman Mike Weber (6) skates with the puck while being defended by Winnipeg Jets center James Wright (17) during the third period at First Niagara Center. Winnipeg beats Buffalo 2 to 1. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Sabres Ink Weber to Three Year Deal

The Buffalo Sabres have locked up one of their upcoming free agents in Mike Weber by locking him to a three-year deal.

Weber, who just completed his past deal, a two-year deal that earned him around $950,000 per year.

This past lockout-shortened season, Weber finished with 7 points on the season, contributing  1 goal and 6 assists.

The Pittsburgh, PA native, who was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the second round of the 2006 NHL entry draft, played 42 of the 48 games this season. In the previous season, he only dressed for 51 games of an 82 game schedule.

Details of the contract have not yet been released.

Weber tweeted earlier at the Buffalo Sabres twitter, “Really excited to be staying in Buffalo another 3 years #IsItOctoberYet #letsgobuffalo.”

With one of our free agents locked up, Where do you think the Sabres will go next?

UPDATE: 6/28 – 2:30 PM EST

Details of his contract has been released.

Weber’s three-year deal is set to have him earn $5 million over the next three years. Weber will make about $1.5 million the first two years of the contract, and 2 million the final year. When his contract expires in 2016, the 25-year old would only be 28, setting up a potential re-sign again.


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