Sabres add five depth players to organization

Sabres add five depth players to organization
Posted at 2:26 PM, Jul 01, 2017

Jason Botterill wasn't messing around when he said he wanted to improve the product in Rochester. On Saturday Botterill and the Sabres added defenseman Matt Tennyson, forwards Seth Griffith, Kevin Porter and Kyle Criscuolo and goaltender Adam Wilcox. All five will likely start the season with the Americans in the AHL.

Tennyson, 27, appeared in 45 games for the Carolina Hurricanes last season, tallying six assists. His deal with the Sabres is for two years, starting as a two-way deal in the first year, becoming a one-way deal in the second year.

Griffith played 21 games with the Florida Panthers last season, registering five assists.  The 24-year-old center spent the majority of the year in the AHL with the Toronto Marlies, scoring 44 points (10G, 34A) in 38 games played. For Griffith, it's a one-year deal worth $650,000.

Criscuolo is coming off a Calder Cup championship with the Grand Rapids Griffins, where he scored 41 points in 76 games. Porter, 31, appeared in scored 46 points (11G, 35A) in 69 games with the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins last seasons. Both contracts are two-year, two-way deals.

Wilcox, 24, played in 12 AHL games last season with the Springfield Thunderbirds, posting a 2.02 goals against average. For Wilcox, it's a one-year, two-way contract.