Sabres sign 2018 No. 1 pick Rasmus Dahlin to 3-year, $18M US contract
Buffalo defenceman was among last unsigned restricted free agents around league
The Sabres agreed to terms Wednesday with defenceman Rasmus Dahlin on a three-year contract worth $18 million US, getting the deal done on the eve of Buffalo's first training camp practice.
With Dahlin's situation settled, the Sabres focus is now squarely on injured captain Jack Eichel, who was expected to report for his physical after an offseason of trade talks. Eichel's future with the team is unclear.
Dahlin will count $6 million against the salary cap through the 2022-23 season, a contract that could set a comparable deal for Vancouver's Quinn Hughes, the only other prominent restricted free agent defenseman left unsigned.