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Sabres ink Okposo to 7-year deal

Sabres ink Okposo to 7-year deal
Posted at 2:15 PM, Jul 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-01 21:27:52-04

The Sabres have signed free agent winger Kyle Okposo to a 7-year contract worth $42 million dollars, the Sabres announced on Friday.

One of the "big fish" free agents, Okposo becomes a top-line winger for the Sabres and will play on the right side of either Ryan O'Reilly or Jack Eichel.

The 28-year-old winger has tallied 20 or more goals in two of the past three seasons.  He scored 27 during the 2013-2014 campaign and had 22 this past season for the Islanders.  

He only totaled 18 goals during the 2014-2015 season, but played in just 60 games with New York.

He also eclipsed the 20-goal mark during the 2011-2012 season.