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Sabres Sign Cecconi To 1-Year Deal


Defenseman played 41 games for Rochester following December trade

By Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres have signed defenseman Joseph Cecconi to a one-year contract worth $775,000, the team announced Friday.

The Sabres acquired Cecconi, 26, from the Dallas Stars last December. The Youngstown, New York native tallied eight points (3+5) in 41 regular-season games with the Rochester Americans and then added five points (2+3) in 14 playoff contests.

“I’d say I’m pretty proud of how I played this year,” Cecconi said after the season. “Obviously the big transition from Texas. I just played with a lot more confidence and aggression and things like that, and the staff really helped me come out of my shell and just gave me that confidence to play my style of game.”

Cecconi was a fifth-round pick by the Stars in 2015. He has 41 points (7+34) in 217 career AHL games. 

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