Qualifying Offers and the Contract Status of 2017/2018 Amerks

There’s less than a week to go until free agency begins on July 1st and the Buffalo Sabres announced they’ll extend qualifying offers to six of nine restricted free agents. The Buffalo Sabres announced that they will not extend offers to Victor Antipin, Jason Kasdorf and Scott Wilson.

On July 1st it’s expected that they’ll try and sign Scott Wilson to a new contract. Victor Antipin had a contract that prevented him from being sent to the AHL and with so much depth on defense the team has decided to move on.

The remaining restricted free agents who did get qualifying offers are Sam Reinhart, Nicholas Baptiste, Justin Bailey, Sean Malone, Danny O’Regan and C.J. Smith.

Unrestricted players that have not signed anywhere at this time: Colin Blackwell, Seth Griffith, Sahir Gill, Stuart Percy, Garret Ross, Jason Kasdorf, Barry Goers, Daniel Muzito-Bagenda, Dalton Smith, Brian Gionta, Myles Powell, Eric Knodel.

Updated 6/26: Adam Wilcox signed to a 1yr AHL contract w/ the Amerks

Update 6/28: Dalton Smith signed to a 1yr AHL contracts w/ the Amerks

Update 7/2: Seth Griffith signed a 1yr two-way w/ the Winnipeg Jets

Update 7/3: Colin Blackwell signed a 2yr two-way contract w/ the Nashville Predators

Update 7/12: Sean Malone signs 1yr two-way qualifying offer..

Update 7/15: Nick Baptiste, Justin Bailey & Danny O’Regan sign 1yr two-way qualifying offers.

Update 7/16: CJ Smith signs 1yr two-way qualifying offer.

Update 7/17: Vasily Glotov signs 1yr AHL deal w/ Rochester.

Update 8/24: Myles Powell signs 1yr AHL deal w/ Rochester.

Update 8/29: Judd Peterson signs 1yr AHL deal w/ Rochester.

Players we know will not return: Hudson Fasching (traded to Arizona), Justin Danforth (signed in Finland), Adam Krause (hired as an assistance coach at Minnesota Duluth), Conor Allen (not a part of the organizations future), Steve Moses (quitter), Alex Kile (signed w/ Maine in the ECHL).

Below is a list of everyone who played at least one game for the Rochester Americans in the 2017/2018 season and the contract status. Order of names is just a copy and paste from HockeyDB. This does not contain any new players that are coming into the Sabres organization and expected to play in Rochester.

Pos. GP Status
Zach Redmond D 66 AHL contract through 19/20
Colin Blackwell C 61 2yr 2way w/ Nashville Predators
C.J. Smith F 57 1yr 2way w/ Buffalo
Kevin Porter C 66 AHL deal through end 18/19
Seth Griffith C 46 1yr 2way w/ Winnipeg
Sahir Gill F 74 Signed w/ Augsburger Panther in Germany
Kyle Criscuolo C 51 UFA in 2019/20
Stuart Percy D 67 1yr AHL deal w/ Belleville
Hudson Fasching R 69 Traded to Arizona
Alexander Nylander R 51 RFA in 2021/22
Brendan Guhle D 50 RFA in 2020/21
Sean Malone C 73 1yr 2way w/ Buffalo
Eric Cornel R 61 RFA in 2019/20
Nick Baptiste R 36 1yr 2way w/ Buffalo
Steve Moses R 29 Quitter
Taylor Fedun D 45 UFA in 2019/2020
Justin Bailey R 37 1yr 2way w/ Buffalo
Daniel O’Regan C 18 1yr 2way w/ Buffalo
Garret Ross L 51 1yr deal w/ ECHL Komets
Matt Tennyson D 50 UFA in 2019/2020
Casey Nelson D 40 UFA in 2020/21
Evan Rodrigues L 8 RFA in 2019/20
Nathan Paetsch D 22 AHL deal through end 18/19
Adam Krause C 46 Assistant at Minnesota Duluth
Andrew MacWilliam D 54 AHL deal through end 18/19
Justin Danforth F 15 Signed in Finland
Barry Goers D 12 Unrestricted
Arvin Atwal D 14 AHL deal through end 18/19
Conor Allen D 17 Signed in Czech Republic
Daniel Muzito-Bagenda R 6 1yr deal w/ AIK in SWE
Dalton Smith L 45 AHL deal through end 18/19
Brian Gionta R 1 Unrestricted
Adam Wilcox G 29 AHL deal through end 18/19
Linus Ullmark G 44 RFA in 2019/20
Brycen Martin D 1 RFA in 2019/2020
Vaclav Karabacek R 1 Released/Bought Out
Alex Kile L 1 Signed in ECHL w/ Maine
Jason Kasdorf G 1 Signed in Germany
Vasili Glotov C 1 1yr AHL deal w/ Rochester
Judd Peterson R 2 1yr AHL deal w/ Rochester
Myles Powell F 4 AHL deal through end 18/19
Devante Stephens D 6 RFA in 2020/21
Eric Knodel D 6 1yr AHL deal w/ Rochester
Jonas Johansson G 7 RFA in 2020/21
Will Borgen D 8 RFA in 2021/22

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