Posted July 31, 2012 on
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The Buffalo Sabres have agreed to re-sign gritty forward Patrick Kaleta to a multiyear contract.
Kaleta was a restricted free agent, whose rights were retained by the Sabres in June when they extended him a qualifying offer.
From nearby Angola, N.Y., Kaleta has played four full seasons with the Sabres after being selected by Buffalo in the sixth round of the 2004 draft. He had five goals and 10 points, and a career-high 116 penalty minutes in 63 games last season.
Overall, Kaleta has 50 points (26 goals) and 434 penalty minutes in 267 career NHL games.
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Patrick Kaleta cashed in on his pesky role with the Buffalo Sabres by agreeing to a three-year, $3.825 million contract with the team on Tuesday.
A person familiar with the contract provided the terms of the deal to The Associated Press shortly after the Sabres announced the agreement had been reached on Tuesday. Kaleta is set to make $1.275 million each season, according to the...
This is the first of a 5-part audio series taken from a podcast that Joe Pinzone of Buffalo Wins recorded with me. Each part will be a quick 5 or 6-minute segment discussing Sabres related topics.
In today’s clip, Joe tells me how underwhelmed he is about the Sabres re-signing Patrick Kaleta.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 31, 2012)—- Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced the team has agreed to terms with forward Patrick Kaleta on a new, multi-year contract.
Kaleta (6’1”, 206 lbs., 6/8/86) led the team in 2011-12 with 116 PIM and led all forwards with 139 hits. Through 63 games played last season, Kaleta recorded 10 points (5+5).
A Buffalo native...
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Buffalo, NY – At the start of the offseason there were plenty of fans and media members who felt that Patrick Kaleta’s time with the organization was coming to end. However, as time went on it became more obvious that he was going to stick around.
Now, he’ll be here for at least a few more years as he signed a 3-year contract worth a reported $3.7-million...
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Buffalo, NY - With the signing of Patrick Kaleta now out the way, the Buffalo Sabres have one more key player to lock down for the future, restricted free agent Tyler Ennis.
On Wednesday morning Sabres general manager Darcy Regier updated the current state of the negotiations with Ennis.
“We spoke with his agent yesterday,”...
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The Sabres continue to get tougher by bringing back a familiar face.
The team announced on Tuesday that they have resigned Patrick Kaleta to a multi-year deal. The terms of the deal were not disclosed
In 63 games last season, Kaleta scored 10 points (5 + 5) and lead the Sabres in penalty minutes with 116. He also lead the team forwards in hits with 139.
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Buffalo, NY – Over the past few days there has been a lot of speculation that the Buffalo Sabres were one of the few teams scheduled to meet with veteran free agent Shane Doan.
This morning, Sabres general manager Darcy Regier put those rumors to rest, for now. “No, we have not met with him (Doan),” said Regier. “I don’t know whether we will...