Seth Griffith Signs With Buffalo Sabres

Wallaceburg’s Seth Griffith signed a one year contract with the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres on the opening day of free agency.

The one year contract is worth $650,000.

Griffith became an unrestricted free agent after the Toronto Maples Leafs chose not to make him a qualifying offer.

Last season, Griffith played 24 NHL games for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Florida Panthers, spending time on Florida’s top line alongside Jaromir Jagr. He collected 5 assists, but was waived by both Florida and Toronto. Claimed by the Maple Leafs for a second time in the year, Griffith was assigned to the AHL Toronto Marlies, where he scored 10 goals and 44 points in 38 games before adding 9 points in 11 playoff games.

Griffith, who is 24-years-old, has 16 points in 58 NHL games split between Toronto, Florida, and the Boston Bruins, who originally drafted him in the 5th round of the 2012 NHL Draft. He was a first team AHL All-Star in 2015-2016.

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