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Buffalo Sabres Sign Defenseman Andre Benoit

July 24th, 2014 at 7:46 PM
By Mike Matisz

The Buffalo Sabres announced on Wednesday that the team had come to terms on a one-year contract with free agent defenseman Andre Benoit.

Benoit, who had spent last season with the Colorado Avalanche where he appeared in 79 games during the regular season where he recorded seven goals and 21 assists for a career-high 28 points. 

Benoit also appeared in seven playoff games for the Avs recording an assist. 

In his career, Benoit has recorded 39 total points and 40 penalty minutes in 120 games. 

The Sabres have added yet another piece to a young rebuild. The one year contract means that Benoit can leave if he doesn't fit in or can re-sign if the team shows progress.

Benoit played for the Senators for parts of two seasons before joining the Avalanche. He holds a +/- of -2 for his career, having a +2 last season in Colorado. Benoit will be a solid depth defenseman for the Sabres moving into this season and will not create too much of a road block for young players to make their mark on the season. 

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Tags: Buffalo, Buffalo Sabres, Hockey, NHL

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