The Buffalo Sabres signed forward Tage Thompson to a seven-year extension worth $50 million on Tuesday, beginning in 2023-24. The 24-year-old Thompson has one year remaining on his current deal with a cap hit of $1.4 million, and would have become a restricted free agent once the contract expired.
Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams said: “Tage Thompson embodies the pride we expect from every player who wears the Buffalo Sabres sweater. His success last season is a testament to his unrelenting dedication to his craft and commitment to bettering the team both on and off the ice, which we believe will help us reach even greater heights moving forward.”
Selected by St. Louis in the first round of the 2016 draft, Buffalo acquired Thompson in 2018 as part of the package that sent Ryan O’Reilly to the Blues. Thompson ranks third among Sabres forwards with 66 hits in 2021-22, and broke through this past campaign with 38 goals in 78 contests. In total, Thompson has 56 goals and 47 assists in 223 career NHL games.
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