BUFFALO – The Sabres weren’t done making moves after waiving Matt Moulson earlier today. The NHL’s worst team also acquired forward Scott Wilson from the Detroit Red Wings for a 2019 fifth-round pick.
Sabres general manager Jason Botterill knows Wilson from their days together with the Pittsburgh Penguins, where Wilson won a Stanley Cup last season.
The Penguins traded Wilson, 25, to the Red Wings on Oct. 21. The 5-foot-11, 183-pound Wilson has zero points in 20 total games this season. He played 17 contests with Detroit.
Wilson has 13 goals and 32 points in 123 career NHL appearances. Last season, his first full NHL campaign, he compiled eight goals and 26 points in 78 games and another three goals and six points in 20 playoffs contests. He also played 26 regular-season games before Pittsburgh won the Cup in 2016.
“We are happy to add Scott to our roster,” Botterill said in a statement. “Scott is a hardworking young player that will be a great fit for our club. As a two-time Stanley Cup champion, his experience will be an asset both on and off the ice.”