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The Buffalo Sabres announced on Wednesday, July 16 they have signed defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to a two-year contract.
Ruhwedel has been with the Sabres organization since he turned professional following the 2012-13 Hockey East season. The former UMass Lowell River Hawk standout defenseman has spent 28 games at the National Hockey League level with the Sabres over two years and has tallied a single assist with two penalty minutes and a minus-three rating.
The San Diego, California native has spent most of his professional career with the Sabres American Hockey League affiliate Rochester Americans, including a trip to the Spangler Cup during the 2013-14 season. In 47 games, Ruhwedel has tallied 28 points (4g, 24a), which ranked second on the team, with 22 penalty minutes and a minus-one rating. He also appeared in five playoff games and recorded five points (2g, 3a), which was second-most on the team.
Prior to joining the Sabres, the defense...