Bobby Sanguinetti, a former first-round pick that’s spent time with a few different NHL organizations, has signed overseas with Kloten of Switzerland’s National League A, the club announced on Wednesday.
Sanguinetti, 28, spent last year with the Sabres’ AHL affiliate in Rochester, scoring 15 points in 40 games. Prior to that he’d spent time with the Canucks, Hurricanes and Rangers (New York drafted him 21st overall in 2006).
A veteran of 45 career NHL contests, Sanguinetti’s best year came with the ‘Canes in 2013, when he had six points in 37 games.
The move overseas shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. Sanguinetti has always been a standout at the AHL level — including a second-team All Star nod in ’15, with Utica — but has failed to find similar success in the bigs.
Sanguinetti also has experience overseas, having played in the KHL during the ’13-14 campaign.