BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres forward Matt Duchena, who signed an extension with his hometown team Tuesday, has signed a four-year deal worth $70 million, NHL Network Insider Craig Custance reported.
Duchena’s contract will pay him $50 million over four years, and the Sabres have agreed to terms with the 23-year-old forward.
Duchhene was the NHL’s first All-Star in 2015-16, leading the league in scoring with 26 points.
He played in all 82 games in the 2015-2016 season, missing the final 13 games due to a broken right foot.
Duke Nix, the Sabres’ former general manager and a former assistant general manager, is also expected to leave the team this offseason, per ESPN’s Marc Stein.
The Sabres’ cap situation is looking bleak, and they’ve lost their top-six center in a trade to the Columbus Blue Jackets and also signed a free agent defenseman in Erik Karlsson.