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Buffalo Sabres sign Oskari Laaksonen to 3-year entry-level contract

Laaksonen was Buffalo’s third-round pick in the 2017 draft and spent the past two-plus seasons playing in Finland’s Elite League.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres have signed defenseman Oskari Laaksonen to a three-year entry-level contract.

Laaksonen was Buffalo’s third-round pick in the 2017 draft and spent the past two-plus seasons playing in Finland’s Elite League. 

The 20-year-old had five goals and 35 assists in 113 career games with Ilves Tampere. Laaksonen also played on Finland’s gold medal-winning junior national team in 2019.

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