Buffalo, N.Y. (WGR 550) – The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed Jacob Bryson to a two-year deal. The 24-year-old defenseman will make $1.8 million this season and $1.9 million next year.
Bryson played 73 games last season with the Sabres, netting a goal and nine assists for 10 points. He played five games with the Rochester Americans in during the pandemic-shortened 2020-21 season, and then got 38 games with the Sabres.
The 2017 fourth-round pick played three seasons of college hockey at Providence College before signing with the Sabres.
General manager Kevyn Adams confirmed on Thursday he has given qualifying offers to the rest of the restricted free agents, including Victor Olofsson, Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, Arttu Ruotsalainen and Brett Murray.
Buffalo’s unrestricted free agents are Cody Eakin, Vinnie Hinostroza, John Hayden, Colin Miller, Will Butcher, Mark Pysyk, Dustin Tokarski, Drake Caggiula, Malcolm Subban, Mark Jankowski, Ryan MacInnis, Brandon Davidson, Ethan Prow, Jimmy Schuldt, Aaron Dell and Michael Houser.
NHL Free Agency and the official start of the new 2022-23 league year is set for 12 p.m. ET on Wednesday.