The Sabres added another goaltender to their organization Monday night, announcing they have signed RPI's Jason Kasdorf to an entry-level contract.
Kasdorf, 23, went 12-12-5 with a 2.30 goals-against average and .931 save percentage as a senior this year at RPI, located in Troy. Acquired from Winnipeg 13 months ago in the trade that also brought Evander Kane and Zach Bogosian, Kasdorf ranked fourth in the ECAC in save percentage. He was Winnipeg's sixth-round pick in 2011.
Because of Kasdorf's age, his entry-level deal is for just the rest of this season and he would then become a restricted free agent. According to CapFriendly.com, the deal is for a $667,500 cap hit in the NHL and $70,000 in the AHL, plus games-played bonuses. The Sabres say Kasdorf will initially report to Buffalo, although it's uncertain if that's simply to practice before heading to Rochester.
In 88 games at RPI, Kasdorf's numbers were 38-37-9/2.39/.920. He put up 29 shutout minutes in goal here last July during the team's development camp scrimmage, played in front of more than 17,000 fans.
Click here to read John Vogl's story from development camp on Kasdorf and fellow goaltending prospect Cal Petersen