‘It was thought that Gogulla would go back into the NHL draft pool because his signing was not announced before Friday’s 5 p.m. deadline. However, the hockey club was waiting approval of some language in the contract by the NHL. The league completed its review of the pact on Saturday.’
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‘This is no time for Golisano and the rest of the front office to scream “Retreat!” If anything, this is when the suits upstairs should start playing, in hockey lingo, a little out of character, show some gumption, reward Sabres boosters for their fanatical loyalty, finish the darn job. And if it costs the franchise a little more money than desired, if it has the front office squirming over the risks, well, it has only itself to blame.’
'Gogulla, 19, is from Dusseldorg, Germany, and has spent the last three seasons with the Cologne Sharks of the German Elite League.'
'The 6'2 winger scored eight goals and 13 assists in 44 games with Cologne of the German Elite League. He projected as a played that can navigate the wall and is a strong skater. He was the only German taken in the 2005 draft.'
‘“Phillip Gogulla is a strong skater with extensive elite league and international experience for someone who is just 19 years old,” Regier said. “We believe that he has tremendous potential, and look forward to watching his development in the years to come.”’