Forward Nicholas Deslauriers has signed a two-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres.
Deslauriers came over from the Los Angeles Kings in a March 5 trade. Buffalo gave up Brayden McNabb, Jonathan Parker and two second-round draft picks to the Kings for prospects Hudson Fasching and Deslauriers.
The Kings had drafted Deslauriers in the third round in 2009. He played for the Sabres in 17 of the team’s last 20 games. Deslauriers had 42 points in 65 games in the American Hockey League.
“Nick was able to step in and compete in every situation we put him in,” said Sabres general manager Tim Murray said in a statement. “We’re confident that he will be an important part of our organization going forward.”