According to reports, Buffalo will make last yearâ€™s second-leading scorer its second-highest paid forward.
The club is close to announcing an extension for current RFA Tyler Ennis, per NHL Networkâ€™s Kevin Weekes. Ennis, 24, will reportedly ink a five-year deal in the neighborhood of $23M â€” if accurate, it would give Ennis a $4.6M cap hit, putting him only behind Matt Moulson ($5 million annually) among Sabres forwards.
Ennisâ€™ deal comes on the heels of a pretty solid â€™13-14 campaign, in which he scored a career-high 21 goals in 80 games, finishing with 43 points (Cody Hodgson led the team with 44.) Ennis also logged a career-high 18:51 TOI per game last season and finished third on the team in total faceoffs taken, though had a lousy winning percentage (38.7).
His offensive production should further increase this season after GM Tim Murrayâ€™s big summer splash. Free agents Moulson and Brian Gionta, along with Sam Reinhart â€” the second overall pick at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft â€” sho...