Pominville stays in Buffalo

Jason Pominville has just agreed to a 5 year contract extension with the Sabres. The deal is believed worth 5.3 millions per season, for a total of 26.5 millions. Pominville set career-high last year in assists and points, with 53 and 80 respectively. He’s also the front-runner for wearing the C next year in Buffalo. He’s linked to the Sabres through 2013/2014.

This may be the beginning of a new era in Buffalo, as the owner seems to be willing to give pay raises to his star players in order to keep them. After seeing McKee, Drury, Briere and Campbell leaving, Buffalo couldn’t afford seeing Pominville packing his bags too. With Vanek and Roy, he’ll be the cornerstone of this franchise for years to come. Good signing by Darcy Regier.