Sabres sign defenseman Ethan Prow to one-year deal

Prow recently played in Germany with J-J Peterka

The Buffalo Sabres made another depth free agent signing on Thursday, inking defenseman Ethan Prow to a one-year contract worth $750,000.

The 28-year-old defenseman signs with the Sabres after playing this past season in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany with EHC Red Bull Munchen. In 26 games in Germany, Prow was able to score four goals and add 16 assists for 20 points. He was part of the same team that Sabres prospect J-J Peterka played for the last two seasons.

After four seasons playing college hockey at St. Cloud State University, Prow signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins as an undrafted college free agent in 2016.

Prow spent parts of four seasons with the Penguins organization, but never managed to crack the NHL lineup. In 178 games playing with their American Hockey League affiliate, the right-shot defenseman went on to score 23 goals and register 61 assists for 84 points.

Before the 2019-20 season, Prow signed a one-year contract with the Florida Panthers, but, again, failed to crack the NHL lineup. In 42 games in the AHL with the Springfield Thunderbirds, Prow produced well with eight goals and 23 assists for 32 points in just 42 games.

Prow will likely serve a depth role at the AHL level with the Rochester Americans and help serve as a leader among the younger group. He joins players like Sean Malone, Brandon Davidson and Jimmy Schuldt as assets signed to fill out the roster in Rochester for the upcoming season.

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