The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year contract.
Benoit (1/6/84, 5'11", 191 lbs) played with the Colorado Avalanche in 2013-14, appearing in 79 regular-season games and recording a career-high 28 points (7+21). He also played in seven playoff games with the Avalanche, recording an assist. Prior to being signed by Colorado in July 2013, Benoit played parts of two seasons with the Ottawa Senators. In 120 career NHL games, Benoit has registered 39 points (10+29) and 40 penalty minutes.
A native of St. Albert, Ontario, Benoit was signed to an entry-level contract by the Montreal Canadiens in 2006 after playing five seasons with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League.