Sabres add defenseman John Gilmour

The 26-year-old scored 20 goals last season with the Hartford Wolf Pack in the AHL

Brayton Wilson
July 01, 2019 - 12:35 pm

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The Buffalo Sabres added to the depth of their blue line on Monday with the signing of defenseman John Gilmour to a one-year deal worth $700,000.

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The 26-year-old defenseman had a career-year with the Hartford Wolf Pack last season, finishing near the top of the American Hockey League's scoring totals among defensemen. The left-hander finished second in the league with 20 goals, eighth in the league with 34 assists, and second in the league with 54 points.

In his three seasons with the Wolf Pack, Gilmour finished with 105 points (32+73) in 190 games and was named as an AHL First-Team All Star this past year. With the Rangers at the NHL level, Gilmour went on to score two goals and register five points in 33 games.

Gilmour was originally drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 2013 NHL Draft and went on to play four seasons at Providence College, where he scored 22 goals and picked up 43 assists in 141 games. He went on to help the Friars to a National Championship in 2015 over Jack Eichel and the Boston University Terriers.

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