Zemgus Girgensons is under contract heading into the upcoming NHL season.
The Buffalo Sabres announced on Thursday that they have re-signed the 22-year-old center to a one-year deal. As per Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, the deal is worth $1.15 million. Girgensons was selected 14th overall by the Sabres in the 2012 NHL Draft.
“Zemgus has grown into a solid two-way player since beginning his career,” said Sabres general manager Tim Murray in a statement.
“We hope to see him continue this positive trend and find a consistent role within the club this season as another young player to grow with our group.”
Last season, Girgensons, a restricted free agent this summer, saw his overall production drop. He scored seven goals and 18 points in 71 regular season games. The previous season, he scored 15 goals and 30 points in 61 games.