Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent defenseman Joe DiPenta on a one-year contract.
DiPenta (2/25/1979, 6’2”, 199 lbs.) collected six points (1+5) in 47 games with Frolunda of the Swedish Elite League last season.
A native of Barrie, Ontario., the 30-year-old DiPenta has appeared in 174 NHL games, collecting 23 points (6+17) and 110 penalty minutes with Atlanta and Anaheim. DiPenta was a member of the 2007 Stanley Cup Champion Anaheim Ducks team.
DiPenta has also appeared in 369 games in the American Hockey League with Philadelphia, Chicago and Manitoba picking up 53 points (9+44) and 411 penalty minutes.
DiPenta was selected in the third round (61st overall) by the Florida Panthers in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.