Sabres give GM Tim Murray contract extension

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Just one hour before the Buffalo Sabres kicked off the 2016-17 season against the Montreal Canadiens, the team announced that it has signed general manager Tim Murray to a contract extension.

The team did not announce the terms of his new deal, but he will continue to be the person in charge of shaping the team’s rebuild for the foreseeable future.

Murray has been running the Sabres since January of 2014.

The Sabres have yet to make the playoffs during his watch, but he immediately started to rebuild the organization, pretty much tearing everything down to the ground and setting the stage for the team to position itself to get Jack Eichel at the top of the 2015 NHL draft.

During Murray’s time in Buffalo he has also acquired veteran players Kyle Okposo, Ryan O'Reilly, Evander Kane, Zach Bogosian, and Robin Lehner.

The team announced his new contract extension via Twitter with this picture.

Settle down, Tim! Don’t look too excited.