Sabres sign Flynn and Hackett

Brian Flynn and Matt Hackett have agreed to terms with the Buffalo Sabres on two-year and one-year deals, respectively.

Flynn, 24, spent last season between Buffalo and the Rochester Americans. A point-per-game player over his career in the NCAA (153GP 69-87), where he spent four years at the University of Maine, Flynn posted 16 goals and 16 assists in 45 AHL games last season, and added another 11 points (6-5) in 26 NHL games in 2012-13.

Though he may not spend a ton of time in the AHL, Flynn is an impact player at the AHL level, and the first year of his contract is a two-way deal and could see him spend some time in the AHL and continue his development.

Hackett, 23, is known for his days in the Minnesota Wild organization where he spent three seasons. In 2012-13, while with the Aeros, Hackett appeared in 43 games and posted a 2.66 GAA and .907 SV%.

Traded to the Sabres as part of a package for Jason Pominville, Hackett will likely spend the majority of next season in Rochester.


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