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A Seven-Year Contract Extension For Ryan O’Reilly In Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 3, 2015) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Ryan O’Reilly to a seven-year contract extension.

The Sabres acquired O’Reilly (6’0”, 210 lbs., 2/7/1991) from the Colorado Avalanche with Jamie McGinn on June 26 in exchange for Nikita Zadorov, Mikhail Grigorenko, J.T. Compher and the 31st pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.

Prior to joining the Sabres, O’Reilly played in Colorado for six seasons, recording at least 50 points in each of the last three full NHL seasons. The Clinton, Ontario native tallied 55 points (17+38) in 82 games last season as a member of the Avalanche.

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TreKronor's avatar

Good for him. That’s crazy money for that guy, on a team he’s never played for before.

Posted by TreKronor on 07/03/15 at 02:44 PM ET

Ajax19's avatar

That’s crazy money.  He scored 18 goals last year.  You can’t pay a 20 goal scorer $7.5 million a year.  I know he scored 28 the year before, but that seems more the exception than the rule.  I reckon this contract will be a millstone around the Sabers’ neck in a few years.

Posted by Ajax19 on 07/04/15 at 12:52 AM ET

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Buffalo will be a much improved team and he will be a major part of it.

Posted by Puckbubba on 07/04/15 at 11:24 AM ET

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