Sabres sign Hodgson to a 6-year deal

September 11, 2013 Updated Sep 11, 2013 at 6:37 PM EDT

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Sabres sign Hodgson to a 6-year deal

September 11, 2013 Updated Sep 11, 2013 at 6:37 PM EDT

Buffalo (WKBW) Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced on Wednesday that the team has signed forward Cody Hodgson to a long-term multi-year contract extension.

Hodgson revealed the deal in a "vine" video on the team's twitter account saying "Hey Sabres fans I'm excited to let you know I'm going to be a Buffalo Sabres for the next six years"

“We are extremely excited to have signed Cody to a long-term deal,” Regier said. “We feel he is going to be an important piece of our organization’s success in the future and look forward to watching him develop as a player.”

Hodgson (6'0", 194 lbs., 2/18/90) appeared in all 48 games in 2012-13, finishing second among all Sabres skaters with 15 goals and 34 points.

In parts of four NHL seasons, the Toronto, Ontario native has appeared in 139 games between the Sabres and Vancouver Canucks, tallying 77 points (35+42).

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