The Sabres think highly of Cliff Pu, so they've wasted little time signing him.
Buffalo has signed the forward to a three-year, entry-level contract. He will make $742,500 during the first two seasons and $792,000 during the final year, according to a source.
Pu is playing his fourth year of junior hockey and will turn pro next season. The contract won't start until then.
Pu impressed new Buffalo General Manager Jason Botterill and coach Phil Housley with a solid Prospects Challenge. They rewarded him with two preseason games before sending Pu back to London of the Ontario Hockey League.
Selected in the third round of the 2016 NHL Draft, Pu blossomed last season. He recorded 35 goals and 86 points in 63 regular-season games, then added seven points in 14 playoff appearances.
Pu has started slowly this season with one goal, six points and a minus-12 rating in the Knights' opening 11 games.
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