Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/16/14
The Buffalo Sabres have locked up a talented young forward by agreeing to a five-year contract with Tyler Ennis. Kevin Weekes of NHL Network reports the deal is worth a total of $23 million, giving the 24-year-old center the second-highest salary cap hit on the team among forwards. BREAKING : It's believed Ennis deal with @BuffaloSabres is in 5 yr 23 Mil range with a 4.6 Mil AAV. @NHL @NHLNetwork— Kevin Weekes (@KevinWeekes) July 16, 2014 Ennis’ two-year bridge contract worth $2.8 million annually ended after the 2013-14 campaign, so it’s no surprise that the rebuilding Sabres have committed to long term. He tallied 43 points (21 goals, 22 assists) in 80 games last season, the second-highest single-season scoring total of his five-year NHL career. Ennis has posted eight points (three goals, five assists) in 13 playoff games. The Sabres have a solid group of centers to build around moving forward, including Ennis, Cody Hodgson, Zemgus Girgensons and Sam Reinhart.    Filed under: NHL, Nicholas Goss, Top Stories
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