Forward Zac Dalpe signed a one-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday. Financial terms were not disclosed.
A second-round pick (No. 45) of the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2008 NHL Draft, Dalpe, 24, played a career-high 55 games with the Vancouver Canucks last season and had seven points (four goals, three assists). He has nine goals, 17 points and 10 penalty minutes in 96 NHL games.
Dalpe spent most of the past four seasons in the American Hockey League, where he earned all-rookie honors with the Charlotte Checkers in 2011. He has 142 points (68 goals, 74 assists) and 52 penalty minutes in 186 regular-season AHL games, and 19 points (nine goals, 10 assists) in 29 postseason games.
I don't know the room very well yet. I don't know how we're going to react in certain situations. We've had a couple of minor tests throughout the [preseason] ... We'll get to know each other as the year goes on. We'll figure it out.
— Oilers coach Todd McLellan on starting the 2015-16 season without a captain
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