Buffalo drafted Tyson Kozak in 2021. ©2022, Megan Connelly, Portland Winterhawks

Sabres sign prospect Tyson Kozak to entry-level contract

The Buffalo Sabres on Friday signed forward Tyson Kozak, a seventh-round pick in 2021, 193rd overall, to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Kozak, 19, spent all of last season with the Western Hockey League’s Portland Winterhawks, setting career highs with 32 goals, 37 assists and 69 points in 66 contests while serving as captain. He also registered a team-high seven game-winning goals.

The 5-foot-11, 173-pound Kozak has compiled 48 goals and 109 points in 152 career games with Portland.

He’s the sixth prospect from the 2021 draft class the Sabres have signed, joining defenseman Owen Power and forwards Josh Bloom and Aleksandr Kisakov, Olivier Nadeau and Isak Rosen.

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