BUFFALO – The five-year, $23 million commitment illustrates the Sabres’ strong belief in Tyler Ennis, their leading goal scorer and No. 1 center.
At 24 years old, the 5-foot-9 speedster has become a cornerstone for the rebuilding club.
The likable Ennis signed the new deal worth $4.6 million annually Thursday, becoming the Sabres’ third-highest cap hit behind defenseman Tyler Myers ($5.5 million) and winger Matt Moulson ($5 million).
Clearly, the Sabres believe Ennis will keep growing. He had a career-high 21 goals in …