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Zemgus Girgensons signs contract with Sabres

Restricted free agent forward gets one-year deal reportedly worth $1.15 million @NHL

Forward Zemgus Girgensons signed a one-year contract Thursday to remain with the Buffalo Sabres.

Girgensons, 22, was a restricted free agent. The contract is worth $1.15 million, Sportsnet reported.

"Zemgus has grown into a solid two-way player since beginning his career," general manager Tim Murray told the Sabres website. "We hope to see him continue this positive trend and find a consistent role within the club this season as another young player to grow with our group."

Tweet from @zemgus94: Very excited to be back for another season with the Sabres! Thanks to everyone for all the���

 A first-round pick (No. 14) by the Sabres in the 2012 NHL Draft, Girgensons had seven goals and 11 assists in 71 games last season for Buffalo. He had an NHL career-high 15 goals and 30 points in 61 games in 2014-15 and was voted into the 2015 NHL All-Star Game.

The Riga, Latvia, native has 30 goals and 40 assists (70 points) in 202 career NHL regular-season games, all with the Sabres.

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