The Sabres drafted Dylan Cozens on June 21. ©2019, Hickling Images

Sabres sign top pick Dylan Cozens to entry-level contract

BUFFALO – The Sabres have signed top draft pick Dylan Cozens to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced today.

Cozens could miss rookie camp or training camp in September after undergoing successful surgery on his left thumb earlier this month.

The center, according to the Sabres, needs two to three months to recover.

The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Cozens hurt his thumb when defenseman Brandon Hickey hip-checked him during a development camp tournament.

The Sabres selected Cozens seventh overall June 21, making him the highest-drafted Yukon native ever.

Cozens compiled 34 goals and 84 points in 68 games with the Western Hockey League’s Lethbridge Hurricanes last season.

One thought on “Sabres sign top pick Dylan Cozens to entry-level contract”

  1. Im really looking forward to seeing this kid play. Too bad the setback with the injury will keep the fans from seeing him till next year. He’s going to be a good one!

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