Buffalo Sabres Sign Rob Niedermayer to One Year Deal


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Veteran Rob Niedermayer is expected to bring some experience to the Sabres

Former New Jersey Devil Rob Niedermayer has just been signed to a one year, $1.15 million contract with the Buffalo Sabres. A free agent since July 1st, he is expected to improve their penalty-killing and provide a veteran presence to the team's third or fourth line in light of the Sabres' disappointing playoff run.

The Canadian forward, now 35 years old, has played 16 seasons in the NHL. After bring drafted fifth overall by the Florida Panthers back in 1993, he played eight seasons with Florida before moving on to Calgary, Anaheim and, most recently, the New Jersey Devils. In Anaheim he won his first Stanley Cup in 2007, and last season he racked up 10 goals and 12 assists in 71 games, according to his stats at TSN.com.

Brother to future hall-of-famer Scott Niedermayer, Rob became Buffalo's second free agent signing since July 1. Last week, the Sabres also signed free-agent defenceman Jordan Leopold to a three-year contract.