Jamie Tardif has played two NHL games. ©2013, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Sabres sign 30-goal scorer Jamie Tardif for Amerks

BUFFALO – The Sabres added a scoring winger for the Rochester Americans today, signing Jamie Tardif to a one-year, two-way contract.

The 28-year-old scored a career-high 30 goals and added 45 points in 62 AHL games last season with Providence. Tardif also made his first two NHL appearances with Boston.

His NHL deal is worth $550,000, according to RDS’s Renaud Lavioe.

The Welland, Ont., native has 123 goals and 229 points in 438 AHL games since 2006-07. Prior to joining Providence in 2011, Tardif spent five seasons with Detroit’s affiliate in Grand Rapids, where he briefly played beside Amerks captain Matt Ellis, who also hails from Welland.

Calgary originally drafted Tardif 112th overall in 2003.

The Amerks needed another offensive winger after leading scorer Mark Mancari left last month.

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