Perhaps the Buffalo Sabres’ busy front office can finally take a vacation, as the team signed its last remaining RFA Jerry D’Amigo to a one-year, two-way deal on Thursday.
The 24-year-old became a member of the Sabres’ organization thanks to a trade that also involved Luke Adam.
He played in nine games for Buffalo in 2014-15, failing to score a point. He also played in 22 contests for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2013-14, collecting his only career NHL points (one goal, two assists).
Toronto selected D’Amigo with the 158th pick of the 2009 NHL Draft. For many, his most memorable contributions have come at the international level for the U.S. so far.
The New York Rangers added more forward depth on Friday by agreeing to terms with Luke Adam.
Adam, 25, was taken 44th overall by Buffalo at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and enjoyed some good success as a Sabre — in 2011-12, he scored 10 goals and 20 points in 52 games, all career-highs.
The former Quebec junior league standout struggled to retain a spot in Buffalo from there, however, shutting back and forth between the Sabres and AHL Rochester until he was traded to Columbus (for Jerry D’Amigo) in December of 2014.
Adam proceeded to play in three games for the Blue Jackets, recording four penalty minutes.
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