The Sabres have signed playmaking center Eric Cornel, a second-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Cornel, who will begin the Ontario Hockey League playoffs with Peterborough on Friday night, finished the regular season with 27 goals, 56 assists and 83 points in 68 games. His assist total ranked eighth in the OHL, while his point total was 13th overall.
The 6-foot-2, 191-pounder has 70 goals and 213 points in 265 games with Peterborough, plus four goals and eight points in 16 playoff games. He won't join the Sabres' organization until the Petes' season ends.
Cornel, drafted 44th overall, signed an amateur tryout contract with Rochester at the end of last season. He recorded one assist in six games with the Amerks.