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Sabres sign Tyler Myers

Tyler Myers is one of the hottest prospects in junior hockey right now. He's also one step closer to the NHL.

Myers, the Buffalo Sabres'  top pick in the 2008 draft, signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the team today. The 6-foot-8 defenseman was taken 12th overall.

Myers, a smooth-skating 19-year-old, capped a great week with the contract. The Houston native and Calgary resident was named Most Valuable Player of the Western Hockey League playoffs Saturday. Myers led his Kelowna Rockets to the WHL title and put them in the Memorial Cup.

"Tyler is having an outstanding year," Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier said in a statement. "He is a big, strong player who has excellent hockey skills for a 19-year old player. We’re glad to have him signed and look forward to his continued development both on and off the ice."

Myers has one more season of junior eligibility. The signing means he will spend next season in Buffalo or Kelowna. He can play 10 games with the Sabres, who can then decide if he should go back to juniors for more development. He is not eligible to play in the American Hockey League.

---John Vogl

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

@BuffNewsVogl | jvogl@buffnews.com

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