Buffalo Sabres first-round draft pick Mikhail Grigorenko said at development camp last week his only goal for this year was to make the NHL.
He took a step in the right direction Wednesday morning, signing a three-year, entry-level contract.
[UPDATE: Grigorenko's deal has a cap hit of $1.775 million per year, which includes bonuses on a $925,000 NHL base salary, according to CapGeek.]
The 6-foot-3 forward had 85 points in 59 games last year with the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, putting him eighth in scoring in just his first year in the league.
Grigorenko, the 12th-overall draft pick who turned 18 in May, centered fellow first-round picks Joel Armia (16th overall, 2011) and Zemgus Girgensons (14th overall, 2012) on a line at camp last week. Girgensons signed a three-year contract last week.
More details will be announced at a 2:30 p.m. news conference.