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Sabres sign Austin

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550)  -- The Sabres have signed defenseman Brady Austin to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Austin, the Sabres’ seventh-round selection in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, has been playing in the OHL since 2009.

Austin spent the 2013-14 season playing with the Belleville Bulls and the London Knights of the OHL, setting career highs in points (33), goals (9) and assists (24) through 67 games played. His career-high plus-51 rating during the 2013-14 regular season ranked sixth among all OHL skaters.

In addition to the Knights and Bulls, Austin also spent two seasons with the Erie Otters during his five-year career in the OHL. He has appeared in 322 career OHL games, registering 110 points (29+81) and 194 penalty minutes.

The Sabres have until June 1st to sign 2012 fifth round pick Logan Nelson or he becomes a free agent.

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