‘The Sabres now have their entire roster under contract for the upcoming season.’
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'A restricted free agent, Paetsch was scheduled for an arbitration hearing on Thursday.'
'The 24-year-old played in 63 games as a rookie with the Sabres last season, finishing with 24 points (2-22).'
'Prior to his time in the Sabres organization, Paetsch was a back-to-back silver medalist with Team Canada in the 2002 and 2003 World Junior Championships.'
'Paetsch, 24, played in 63 games as a rookie with the Sabres last season, finishing with 24 points (2+22), 50 PIMs and was +10. Nine of Paetsch’s 24 points came on the power play, and he amassed a career-best four-game point streak (0+4) from January 26-February 1.'
‘“It hasn’t been a paved road for me, that’s for sure,” Paetsch said Monday after agreeing to terms on a one-way contract. Financial terms haven’t been disclosed yet. “To have a three-year NHL contract and solidify myself as an NHL player, I’m ecstatic.”‘
‘Regier knows that as much as anyone. For all the mistakes he’s made over the years, he’s certainly no dummy. He’s taken his share of lumps that come with being a general manager. Perhaps his hands were tied so tight he couldn’t perform his duties the way he saw fit. But if he’s compromised to that degree, why would he want the job? Ultimately, he was caught in the middle of trickle-down NHL economics. Everybody knows how it flows. It starts at the top.’
‘Paetsch finished his rookie season with two goals and 22 assists to go along with a +10 rating. He did not appear in any of the Sabres’ 16 playoff games.’