Sabres sign Asplund to entry-level contract

Buffalo's second round pick in 2016 is making the jump to North America next season

Brayton Wilson
May 23, 2018 - 11:38 am

Photo: Micheline Michaelina - Rochester Americans

The Buffalo Sabres have signed another one of their top prospects to an entry-level contract.

The team announced on Wednesday that they have signed forward Rasmus Asplund to a three-year deal.

Apslund, 20, put up a career-high eight goals and 28 points in 50 games this season playing with Färjestad BK in the Swedish Hockey League. Over the past three seasons in the SHL with Färjestad, Asplund has amassed 20 goals and 62 points in 170 games.

Buffalo's second round pick (33rd overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft has also represented Sweden in the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship back in 2016 and 2017. In 14 games played with Sweden in Finland and Canada, Asplund scored four goals and registered 12 points playing as a second / third line center role.

At last year's development camp, Asplund won the Craig Ramsay Award as the hardest-working player, and was part of the team that won the 3-on-3 French Connection Tournament.

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