Sabres add a depth center

July 03, 2017 - 8:01 am

The Buffalo Sabres have added another depth forward to the roster at the NHL level with the signing of center, Jacob Josefson. The signing was first reported by TSN's Ryan Rishaug.

Josefson, 26, was drafted by the New Jersey Devils with the 20th overall pick in the 2009 NHL Draft. He has spent his entire seven-year career with the Devils organization, scoring 18 goals and 42 assists in 276 games. His best year came in the 2015-16 season where he scored four goals and registered 14 points in 58 games.

Josefson has had issues staying in the lineup over the years with multiple injuries during his career. The most games he has played in a season is 62 in the 2014-15 season where he scored six goals and registered eleven points.

Josefson is a skilled, bottom-six forward who plays with speed and is considered a shootout specialist. The Sabres struggled in shootouts this past season going 2-6 and scoring just six goals.

Josefson's deal is a one-year, one-way contract that will pay him $700,000.

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