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Sabres sign former No. 1 pick Owen Power to entry-level deal

Michigan defenseman Owen Power looks to pass against Denver during the second period of the Frozen Four semifinal at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass. on Thursday, April 7, 2022.
Credit: Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Buffalo Sabres signed defenseman Owen Power, the No. 1 pick of the 2021 NHL Draft, to a three-year entry-level contract on Friday.

Power played college hockey for two seasons at Michigan after being selected first overall. Power’s Wolverines lost to the University of Denver in overtime Thursday in the Frozen Four, ending their season.

Now Power, 19, can join the Sabres, who are eliminated from playoff contention with 10 regular-season games remaining.

He scored six goals and 48 points over his two seasons at Michigan. He also netted a hat trick for Team Canada at the world juniors held last December, and went on to represent Canada at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Power’s Michigan teammate, center Kent Johnson, also signed Friday with the team that selected him fifth overall last summer, the Columbus Blue Jackets.

–Field Level Media