Defenseman Brayden McNabb received a three-year deal from the Buffalo Sabres at annual salaries of $615,000, $690,000 and $840,000, according to a source at the NHL Players Association.
McNabb, whose Kootenay Ice plays its first game in the Memorial Cup, Canadian junior hockey's championship tournament, was a third-round pick of the Sabres in 2009, 66th overall. He had 27 points including 24 assists in 19 games in the Western Hockey League playoffs.
-- Fletcher Doyle
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