Sabres sign Tage Thompson to 7-year extension with $7.14M AAV

Posted: 31/08/2022 in NHL
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The Buffalo Sabres signed forward Tage Thompson to a seven-year extension worth $50 million on Tuesday.

The new pact begins in 2023-24. Thompson has one year remaining on his current deal with a cap hit of $1.4 million. The 24-year-old would have become a restricted free agent once the contract expired.

Thompson broke through this past campaign with 38 goals in 78 contests. The production by far eclipsed his previous career high of eight tallies in 2020-21.

“Tage Thompson embodies the pride we expect from every player who wears the Buffalo Sabres sweater,” Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams said. “His success last season is a testament to his unrelenting dedication to his craft and commitment to bettering the team both on and off the ice, which we believe will help us reach even greater heights moving forward.”

The Arizona native also paced the Sabres with 68 points and a productive 0.87 point-per-game rate.

Thompson stands at a towering 6-foot-7 and ranked third among Sabres forwards with 66 hits in 2021-22.

Selected by St. Louis in the first round of the 2016 draft, Buffalo acquired Thompson in 2018 as part of the package that sent Ryan O’Reilly to the Blues.

Thompson has 56 goals and 47 assists in 223 career NHL games.

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