Sean Malone was a sixth-round pick in 2013. ©2017, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Sabres sign West Seneca’s Sean Malone to entry-level contract

BUFFALO – The Sabres have signed West Seneca’s Sean Malone to a two-year, entry-level contract, the team announced this morning.

Update: Malone will make his NHL debut tonight at center against the Panthers, according to reports out of Florida.

Malone, a forward the Sabres drafted in the sixth round, 159th overall, in 2013, played four years at Harvard University.

The 6-foot, 190-pound Malone, 21, compiled 42 goals, 99 points and a plus-31 rating in 115 NCAA games. He had 18 goals, 42 points and plus-24 rating in 36 games this season.

Malone earned All-ECAC Tournament Team honors in 2016-17 and was the Ivy League’s Co-Rookie of the Year and in 2013-14.

In other news, the Rochester Americans have signed defenseman Anthony Florentino to a one-year AHL contract for the 2017-18 season. Florentino will join the Sabres’ AHL affiliate for the rest of this season on an amateur tryout.

The Sabres selected the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Florentino, 22, in the fifth round, 143rd overall, in 2013. The Massachusetts native played four years at Providence College, winning a National Championship in 2014-15.

Florentino compiled 22 goals and 54 points in 131 NCAA games.

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