BUFFALO – The Sabres have signed wing prospect Vaclav Karabacek to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced this morning.
The Sabres drafted the 6-foot, 198-pound Karabacek in the second round, 49th overall, in 2014.
Karabacek, 20, split 2015-16 between the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Baie-Comeau Drakkar and Moncton Wildcats, compiling 18 goals and 30 points in 47 games.
The Czech finished his three-year junior career with 56 goals and 117 points in 171 contests. The Sabres have already used Karabacek in preseason games. He will likely play in the AHL with the Rochester Americans next season.
Vaclav Karabacek (2nd round pick 2014) signed his ELS contract. 3 years / $625 000 AAV + $210 000 SB (2 way) #sabres #tvasports
— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) May 26, 2016