The Buffalo Sabres made a few quality depth signings on the first day of free agency signing Chad Johnson, Benoit Pouliot, and Seth Griffith.

The Buffalo Sabres have signed goalie Chad Johnson to a one-year, $2.5 million deal.

The 30-year-old posted an 18-15-1 record with a 2.59 GAA and a .910 save percentage with three shutouts over 36 games with the Calgary Flames in 2016-17, his first season with the club.

Johnson appeared in one playoff game as the Flames were swept in the opening round by the Anaheim Ducks.

The native of Saskatoon was selected in the fifth round of the 2006 NHL Entry Drafty by the Pittsburgh Penguins. He has a career record of 68-46-12 with a 2.43 GAA and a 0.915 SV with seven shutouts over 138 games with the New York Rangers, Phoenix Coyotes, Boston Bruins, New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres and Flames.

Benoit Pouliot
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Also on Saturday, the Sabres signed forward Benoit Pouliot to a one-year, $1.15 million deal. Pouliot was bought out by the Edmonton Oilers earlier this week.

Pouliot, 30, has 117 goals and 127 assists over 551 games with Minnesota, Montreal, Boston, Tampa Bay, New York and Edmonton.

He scored eight goals and tallied 14 points in 67 regular season games last season and did not register a point in 13 playoff games.

The Sabres signed forward Seth Griffith to a one-year, $650 thousand deal Saturday. Griffith had five assists in 24 games combined between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Florida Panthers last season.

They also signed forward Jacob Josefson to a one-year contract worth $700,000.

The 26-year-old scored one goal and added nine assists over 38 games with the New Jersey Devils in 2016-17, his seventh year with the club.

Selected by New Jersey 20th overall in the 2009 Draft, the Swede has 18 goals and 42 assists in 276 career games, all with the Devils. He has one assist over six playoffs game.


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