Bobby Sanguinetti has played 45 NHL games. ©2015, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Sabres sign Bobby Sanguinetti to two-way deal

BUFFALO – The Sabres added more defense depth in free agency today, signing Bobby Sanguinetti to a one-year, two-way contract.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Sanguinetti spent all of last season with the Utica Comets, scoring 16 goals and 40 points in 61 games. He also led all AHL defensemen in playoff scoring with three goals and 14 points in 23 contests.

The 27-year-old, the 21st overall pick by the New York Rangers in 2006, has 50 goals and 210 points in 338 AHL games.

The American has played 45 NHL games, compiling two goals and six points. He played a career-high 37 contests with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2012-13. He spent 2013-14 in Russia.

Sanguinetti was also named the AHL’s fastest skater at a 2010 skills competition.

The Sabres also signed Matt Donovan on Wednesday, another high-scoring defenseman with NHL experience. Both players could start next season in Rochester.

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