“An absolute steal” – NHL Fans react as Buffalo Sabres lock up defenseman Rasmus Dahlin to HUGE eight-year $88 million deal

Buffalo Sabres have agreed a mega eight-year, $88 million contract extension for high skilled defenseman Rasmus Dahlin on Monday.


“An absolute steal” – NHL Fans react as Buffalo Sabres lock up defenseman Rasmus Dahlin to HUGE eight-year $88 million deal

Rasmus Dahlin (Pic Credit: Buffalo News)

With the National Hockey League (NHL) set to return on Tuesday, teams have started their final preparation for the new season. In one such move, the Buffalo Sabres have agreed on an eight-year contract extension for rising defenseman Rasmus Dahlin. The 23-year-old is now the latest player to sign a mega contract extension with the Sabres this year.

His total contract of eight years will see him earn $88 million. This means he will now earn around $11 million a year starting from the 2024-25 season. This could make him one of the highest-paid players in the NHL going forward. The forward duo of Tage Thompson and Dylan Cozens and fellow defenceman Mattias Samuelsson were the ones who agreed to stay in Buffalo.

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I love the city. I love the team,” Dahlin had said previously when reports of contract extensions emerged. This move of him penning down a huge contract sees the Sabres going forward while marking down their key players for the future.

Recently Dahlin admitted how he was scared of playing against new teammate Connor Clifton. He is now likely to form a formidable duo with him at the back as the Sabres prepare for a crucial season. After narrowly missing out on the playoffs last season, they would be hoping this is the year where they break their 12-year playoff drought.

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Social media reacts as Rasmus Dahlin agrees long-term deal with Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres are one of the eleven teams that have never won the Stanley Cup before. However, there has been improvement in their forms in the last two seasons. After missing out on qualification with just one point last season, they would be hoping to do better this season. Rasmus Dahlin will have to play an important part if the franchise hopes to achieve its ambitions.

Rasmus Dahlin
Rasmus Dahlin (Pic Credit: Buffalo News)

Fans on social media have been praising Dahlin since his debut. They were once again in full voices as he and the Sabres agreed to extend his stay. One happy user wrote ” in his reference to this development. Check out that and other reactions from Twitter (now called X) below :

In his 355 games so far, Dahlin has amazed 233 points. The 2018 No.1 draft pick knows his work is cut out for a long season this time around. The Sabres kick-start their campaign against the New York Rangers on October 12 at the KeyBank Center. Could this finally be the year where they break their playoff drought? They are now a team that will be watched closely by many as young stars try to achieve a big goal.

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