The Buffalo Sabres signed defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Benoit, 30, is a left-shooting defenseman who had seven goals, 28 points and 26 penalty minutes in 79 regular-season games for the Colorado Avalanche in 2013-14. He had one point and six penalty minutes in seven Stanley Cup Playoff games.
In 120 NHL games with the Avalanche and Ottawa Senators, Benoit has 10 goals, 39 points and 40 penalty minutes.
I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.
— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final