The Buffalo Sabres have signed J-J Peterka, one of their top forward prospects, to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced today.
Peterka, 19, is expected to attend Buffalo’s training camp next season.
The 5-foot-11, 192-pound Peterka enjoyed a busy 2020-21 season, playing for two pro teams and representing Germany in two tournaments after the Sabres moved up to draft him in the second round, 34th overall.
Peterka spent most of the campaign with Red Bull Munich, scoring nine goals and 20 points in 30 games for the Deutsche Eishockey Liga team. He began the year with EC Red Bull Salzburg, compiling seven goals and 16 points in 12 contests for the Austrian League club.
He also scored four goals and 10 points in five appearances at the World Junior Championship and one goal in six outings at the World Championship.
Peterka began his pro career in 2019-20, scoring seven goals and 11 points in 42 games for Red Bull.