The Buffalo Sabres have signed winger Aleksandr Kisakov, a second-round pick in 2021, 53rd overall, to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Wednesday.
Kisakov, 19, led Dynamo Moskva, a junior MHL team in his native Russia, with 56 points and ranked second with 26 goals in 2021-22. He had a team-high seven points, all assists, in six playoff contests.
The 5-foot-10, 150-pound Kisakov also earned a four-game recall to Dynamo’s parent club in the KHL, recording zero points.
Kisakov has compiled 64 goals and 149 points in a 151 career junior games with Dynamo over four seasons. He won a championship in 2020-21.
The prospect was one of four Russians the Sabres selected in 2021, the second draft under general manager Kevyn Adams. They also took winger Prokhor Poltapov 33rd, winger Stiven Sardarian 88th and defenseman Nikita Novikov 188th.
The Sabres hadn’t drafted a Russian since 2016 prior to last year.