Buffalo's top home sale goes to a Sabre

September 16, 2013 Updated Sep 16, 2013 at 2:44 PM EDT

By James Fink, Buffalo Business First

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Buffalo's top home sale goes to a Sabre

September 16, 2013 Updated Sep 16, 2013 at 2:44 PM EDT

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers has found a new home — and, in doing so, has set a new sales benchmark this year for a single-family home in the city.

According to documents filed Monday afternoon in the Erie County Clerk’s office, Myers paid $1.42 million for a Middlesex Road house, buying it from AAkron Rule CEO Devin Piscitelli.

Only the sale of the historic Miller Mansion on Nottingham Terrace, which sold in late 2010, for $1.7 million and the sale of a 16th floor condo at the Avant for $1.597 million two years ago, topped what Myers paid for the 5,600-square-foot, four-bedroom house.

Piscitelli, who built the house in 2010, put the property on the market earlier this year with a $1.72 million asking price. The house was listed with Michael Hartke from Realty Edge.

Myers was represented by Realty USA’s Maureen Flavin, according to public documents.

Myers is the second year of a seven-year, $38.5 million contract he signed with the Sabres in 2011. He was the team’s first round draft pick in 2008 and joined the team for the 2009-2010 season, when he won the National Hockey League’s Calder Trophy for rookie of the year.