Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have signed forward Jacob Lagace to an entry level contract. The Sabres selected Lagace (leg-Ah-see) in the fifth round (134th overall) of the 2008 Entry Draft.
Lagace (5’11”, 194lbs, 1/9/1990) appeared in one playoff game for the Portland Pirates last season after he signed an amateur try-out agreement with the club. During the 2009-10 season, Lagace collected 73 points (35+38) in 70 games between Chicoutimi and Cape Breton in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He represented Chicoutimi in the QMJHL All-Star game and was selected as a member of Team QMJHL in the 2009 Subway Super Series against Russia. Lagace also was a member of the gold medal winning Canadian team at the 2008 IIHF World Under-18 Championship.
A native of Beloeil, Quebec, Lagace finished his junior career with 204 points (90+114) in 191 games.