The Buffalo Sabres announced Tuesday they have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with forward Corey Tropp. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Tropp, 24, made his NHL debut with the Sabres during the 2011-12 season, skating in 34 games and posting three goals and eight points.
A third-round pick (No. 89) in the 2007 NHL Draft, Tropp suffered a season-ending knee injury while playing for the Rochester Americans in the American Hockey League in 2012-13. He had two goals and two assists in six games.
You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.
— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense