BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A person familiar with negotiations has confirmed to The Associated Press that Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers has agreed to a seven-year, $38.5 million contract.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Sabres have not disclosed terms of the deal, which they announced on Thursday morning.
The deal was reached a day before Sabres players report for the start of training camp. Myers was entering the final year of his rookie contract.
Drafted in the first round in 2008, he made the Sabres roster as a 19-year-old the following year, when he was named the NHL's rookie of the year.
Myers has 21 goals and 85 points in 162 career games.
Canada's TSN first reported the terms of Myers contract.