Sabres sign Reinhart and Samuels-Thomas to entry-level deals
The Buffalo Sabres announced today they have signed 2nd overall pick Sam Reinhart to a 3-year, entry-level contract.
Reinhart (6'1", 190 lb.) was a star at the junior level. The captain of the WHL's Kootenay Ice racked up 36 goals and 105 points in the 2013-14 season. He scored 254 points in 204 games across 4 seasons in the WHL. He's the Sabres highest draft pick since taking Pierre Turgeon 1st overall in 1987.
Reinhart was a force in the playoffs this past season, getting 23 points in 13 playoff games and helping the Ice through three rounds of the WHL playoffs before getting knocked out by the Portland Winterhawks in the Western Conference Championship.
Meanwhile, the Sabres also inked recent trade acquisition Jordan Samuels-Thomas to a 1-year, entry-level deal.
Samuels-Thomas (6'4", 215 lb.) spent the last four years playing at the college level, spending his past two seasons at Quinnipiac University of the ECAC. The 24-year-old netted 13 goals and grabbed 29 points in his senior season.
The Sabres acquired Samuels-Thomas from the Winnipeg Jets for a conditional 7th-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
The Sabres begin their annual development camp on Monday. Camp goes through Friday and features an intra-squad scrimmage held on Tuesday, July 15th at 7:00 PM. Keep it locked on WGR for all the latest on development camp and the Buffalo Sabres.