20-Year-Old Right Wing – Buffalo Sabres
Joel Armia Contract Information:
Signed three-year, entry-level contract with Buffalo in June 2012. The deal won't begin until 2013, as a condition of the contract was that Armia plays one more season in Finland.
Armia (hand), the Sabres' top pick from the 2011 draft, will start practicing with AHL Rochester on Tuesday, Paul Hamilton of WGR 550 reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Armia, the 16th overall selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, will remain in his native Finland this season to continue his development. The Sabres have high hopes for the offensively gifted winger, who signed his entry-level contract in June. Keep a close eye on him in keeper leagues, as he may be ready to cross the pond next season. Armia grabbed 38 points in 54 games for Assat Pori of the SM-Liiga.
The Sabres grabbed Armia with the 16th overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, adding size to a relatively small crop of forwards that they have in the organization. Armia will stay in Finland as he is committed to play at least one more year with Assat of SM-Liga.