The Sabres sign Luukkonen

June 14, 2018 - 4:42 pm
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Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres have another drafted goaltender in the fold. Buffalo has inked Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen to a three-year entry-level deal.

Luukkonen was taken in the second-round of last year’s draft. Buffalo had two picks in that round and Luukkonen went 54th overall.

The goaltender played professionally in Finland last year with a second division team. In 24 games with Leki, he was 11-11-2 with a .909 save percentage and a 2.92 goals against average.

Luukkonen also represented Finland at the World Junior Championships in Buffalo. In the five games he had a 3.13 goals against and .879 save percentage.

Luukkonen joins Linus Ullmark and Jonas Johansson as the other drafted Sabres goalies under contract. Ullmark was a sixth-round pick in 2012 while Johansson went in the third round of the 2014 Entry Draft.

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