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Sabres sign Drew Stafford

Sunday, 09.13.2009 / 11:31 AM / 2009 NHL Offseason News
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today the team has signed forward Drew Stafford to a two-year deal.

Stafford (10/30/1985, 6-2,220 lbs) appeared in 79 games last season collecting NHL career-highs in goals (20), assists (25) and points (45). During the 2008-09 campaign, Stafford had 12 multi-point games and picked up his second career hat trick on January 12 against the Edmonton Oilers.

In three NHL seasons with Buffalo, Stafford has totaled 110 points (49+61) in 184 games.

The native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin was selected by the Sabres in the first round (13th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
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