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Sabres sign Cederqvist to 2-year, entry-level deal

2019 5th-round pick set SHL career high in points last season

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber /

The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Filip Cederqvist to a two-year, entry-level contract. 

Cederqvist, 21, amassed Swedish Hockey League career highs in goals (14), assists (18), points (32), and games played (49) this past season with Djurgardens IF. His point total ranked second on the team. 

Prior to last season, Cederqvist had tallied 10 points (5+5) in 66 career SHL games with Vaxjo and HV71. He spent the majority of the 2020-21 season with Tingsryds AIF of Sweden's second-tier league, HockeyAllsvenskan, where he had 36 points (9+27) in 51 contests. 

The Sabres selected Cederqvist during the fifth round (143rd overall) of the 2019 NHL Draft. 

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