Filip Cederqvist was a fifth-round pick in 2019. ©2022, Micheline Veluvolu, Rochester Americans

Sabres sign prospect Filip Cederqvist to entry-level contract

The Buffalo Sabres on Monday signed forward Filip Cederqvist, a fifth-round pick in 2019, 143rd overall, to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Cederqvist, 21, spent all of the 2021-22 season with Djurgardens IF, scoring 14 goals and 32 points in 49 games. His career-high offensive totals ranked second on the Swedish Hockey League team.

The 6-foot-2, 207-pound Cederqvist has compiled 19 goals and 42 points in 115 career SHL games.

Cederqvist shuttled between the SHL and second-tier pro teams in his native Sweden for two seasons before sticking with Djurgardens.

The prospect registered nine goals and 36 points in 51 contests with Tingsryds AIF and went pointless in three outings with HV71 Jonkoping, an SHL team, in 2020-21.

Cederqvist is the third pick the Sabres have signed from the 2019 draft, Jason Botterill’s last as general manager, joining center Dylan Cozens and winger Lukas Rousek.

Current GM Kevyn Adams also signed Rousek.

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