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Swedish teen top NHL Draft pick Dahlin signs with Buffalo Sabres

Rasmus Dahlin. Photo: Jeffrey T Barnes/AP

Published: 10.Jul.2018 07:04 hrs

Swedish teen defenceman Rasmus Dahlin, the top pick in last month's National Hockey League Draft, signed a three-year contract Monday with the Buffalo Sabres.

No financial terms were disclosed but it was expected to be for the maximum $11.325 million allowed under rules on extra-level NHL deals.

Dahlin, who turned 18 in April, scored eight goals and set-up 15 others in 67 games for Swedish league side Frolunda over the past two seasons, the most ever by an under-18 Swedish league defenceman.

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