C.J. Smith enjoyed a huge season in 2018-19. ©2019, Micheline Veluvolu, Rochester Americans

Sabres re-sign Amerks star C.J. Smith to two-year contract

BUFFALO – The Sabres have re-signed forward C.J. Smith to a two-year, $1.4 million contract, the team announced today.

Smith, 24, was a restricted free agent.

The UMass Lowell product enjoyed a huge AHL season in 2018-19, compiling 28 goals and 58 points and a team-high plus-26 rating in 62 appearances with the Rochester Americans. He also earned multiple recalls to the Sabres, scoring his first two NHL goals during his 11-game look.

The 5-foot-10, 184-pound Smith has compiled 45 goals and 102 points in 119 career AHL contests.

The Sabres signed Smith as a college free agent in 2017.

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