The Buffalo Sabres announced that they have signed RPI goalie Jason Kasdorf to a one-year entry level contract.
Kasdorf was originally drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the 2011 NHL Draft in the sixth round. The Jets traded his rights to Buffalo as part of the blockbuster trade that also sent Evander Kane and Zach Bogosian to the Sabres.
The Sabres were interested in signing Kasdorf last summer, but he opted to return to RPI for his final season. That moved appeared to be a good decision for Kasdorf. In his second season since returning from season-ending shoulder injury as a sophomore, Kasdorf put up an impressive .931 save percentage, which ranked ninth nationally. He had a 2.30 goals against average and a 12-12-5 overall record.
We have Kasdorf ranked as the 52nd-best NHL prospect in the NCAA this season. Kasdorf will likely begin his career at the AHL level, but at 6'3" Kasdorf has both the size and athleticism to some day potentially be a starting goalie at the NHL level.