Buffalo Sabers sign Vsevolod Komarov to three-year entry-level contract

Buffalo Sabers general manager Kevyn Adams has announced the club has signed defenseman Vsevolod Komarov to a three-year contract.

Komarov is a fifth-round pick (134th) by the Sabers in the 2022 NHL Draft. He spent the 2022-23 season with the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), where he recorded 39 points (12 goals, 27 assists) and 60 penalty minutes in 62 games. He had eight extra points in 18 playoff games as the Remparts defeated the Halifax Mooseheads to win the Gilies Courteau Trophy, and qualified for the KIA Memorial Cup in Kamloops, BC.

Komarov was selected 31st overall in the 2021 CHL Import Draft by the Remparts. After a few seasons in Russia playing for Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk in the MHL, he made the jump to North America to continue his development. In his first season in the QMJHL, he had two goals and 17 assists for 19 points in 60 games.

« When we saw him in rookie camp and development camp, we kind of thought he was first and foremost a defenseman, » Sabers director of player development Adam Mair said. “It is, and it’s a great one. He is tall ; it is long; he is competitive and strong in net. But he has started to add offense to his game in Quebec. They have a good team, and it’s a big part of what they create. He was put on the power play. He hit a big milestone this year in terms of puck play and offensive contributions.

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