Sabres sign Brian Gionta to 3-year, $12.75 million contract

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The Buffalo Sabres have signed former Montreal Canadiens captain Brian Gionta, according to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun. Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reports that the contract is for three-years and John Vogl of the Buffalo News is reporting that the deal will pay him $12.75 million over the life of the deal.

In 81 games last season, Gionta managed 18 goals and 40 points. He'll bring some veteran experience and hopefully a little bit of scoring punch to an inept offensive team in Buffalo.

Gionta will be able to control his destiny for much of the next three years, per Friedman:

Update: The team has confirmed the deal.

Sabres sign Brian Gionta to 3-year, $12.75 million contract
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