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Jake McCabe inks 3-year extension with Sabres

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Posted at 9:34 PM, Jun 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-01 20:38:48-04

Jake McCabe inked a three-year extension, the Sabres announced on Thursday.

In 77 games the 22-year-old defenseman scored four goals and added 10 assists.

According to General Fanager, McCabe's deal is worth $4.8 million and $1.6 million per year.  One of the cornerstone pieces to the young defensive group with the Sabres, McCabe averaged more than 19 minutes per game -- the seventh most among skaters.  He worked his way up to a top-four D-man.

Defensively, he ranked fourth behind fellow blue liners Rasmus Ristolainen (25:16 TOI) and Zach Bogosian (22:20 TOI) and Josh Gorges (20:27) in ice time. McCabe was plus-6 as well.

McCabe appeared in seven games for the Sabres during the 2013-2014 season following his playing career at the University of Wisconsin.  He played in just two the following year, spending most of his time with AHL Rochester.