Amerks bring back Redmond on two-year deal

Zach Redmond spent some time with the Sabres last season after being acquired from the Canadiens

Brayton Wilson
June 13, 2018 - 10:18 am

Photo: Micheline Michaelina - Rochester Americans


The Rochester Americans are bringing back last season's top scorer for the next two years.

The team announced on Wednesday that it has signed defenseman Zach Redmond to a two-year American Hockey League contract.

Redmond, 29, came off a career-year with the Amerks in 2017-18, scoring 15 goals and registering 47 points in 66 games in Rochester. In the playoffs, Redmond scored two goals in the Amerks' three-game series with the Syracuse Crunch.

The Sabres called up Redmond a couple of times this past season, getting him into three games in Buffalo with no points.

Redmond's contract is only an AHL deal, which means he would need to sign a NHL deal in order to get called up by the Sabres at any point in the future.

Buffalo acquired Redmond before the start of the 2017-18 season from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Nicolas Deslauriers.

The seventh-year defenseman has accumulated 147 points in 256 career games in the AHL with four different franchises. He’s also tallied 38 points in 133 NHL appearances.

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