Sam Reinhart was smiling Friday at Coca-Cola Field. ©2014, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Sabres sign top prospect Sam Reinhart to entry-level deal

BUFFALO – Barely two weeks after drafting him No. 2 overall, the Sabres have signed slick 18-year-old center Sam Reinhart to a three-year, entry-level contract, the club announced today.

The Sabres expect Reinhart, who’s in town for the team’s upcoming development camp, to compete for an NHL roster spot next season.

“We are very excited to have Sam under contract,” Sabres general manager Tim Murray said in a statement. “We look forward to watching him develop and become an important part of our organization in the future.”

The Sabres drafted Reinhart, the 2013-14 Western Hockey League Player of the Year, on June 27. He had 36 goals and 105 points in 60 games with the Kootenay Ice last season.

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