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MOULSON SIGNS MULTI-YEAR DEAL

Tuesday, 07.01.2014 / 3:06 PM / News
By Chris Ryndak  - Sabres.com (@chrisryndak)
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MOULSON SIGNS MULTI-YEAR DEAL
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Matt Moulson to a multi-year contract.

A familiar face is back with the Buffalo Sabres.

The team announced on Tuesday that left wing Matt Moulson has signed a multi-year contract.

Moulson, 30, re-joins the Sabres after finishing the 2013-14 season with 13 points (6+7) in 20 regular-season games and three points (1+3) in 10 games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs as a member of the Minnesota Wild.

Originally acquired by the Sabres on Oct. 27, 2013 in a trade with the New York Islanders, the 6-foot, 200-pound forward registered 29 points (11+18) in 44 games with the Sabres in the 2013-14 season. Moulson served as an alternate captain with Buffalo.

He was then moved to the Wild along with Cody McCormick in exchange for Torrey Mitchell and two draft picks at the NHL Trade Deadline. He led the Sabres in both goals and points at the time of the trade. The Sabres used one of those picks (Minnesota's 2016 second-rounder) on Tuesday to acquire defenseman Josh Gorges from the Montreal Canadiens.

"[He's] thrilled to be able to come back," Sabres general manager Tim Murray said Tuesday afternoon. "He enjoyed his time here. We were his first choice, happy we reached out to him. He had choices and this is a place he wanted to be."

A native of North York, Ontario, Moulson was selected by Pittsburgh in the ninth round (263rd overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft and made his NHL debut with Los Angeles in 2007-08.

In 397 regular-season games in seven seasons spent with the Kings, Islanders, Sabres and Wild, Moulson has recorded 275 points (141+134), adding six points (3+3) in 16 playoff games.

"If he starts as a first-line left winger now and he ends up being a second-line left winger that’s all good stuff for me still," Murray said. "I think we’re a better team today. I think we can provide him with good linemates and allow him to do what he does – and that’s score."

Moulson has been one of the most profilic goal in recent years, Moulson ranks 13th among NHL players with 135 goals since his first full NHL season in 2009-10. In five full NHL seasons, he's been a three-time 30-goal scorer.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82