Sabres sign goaltender to entry-level deal
The Buffalo Sabres announced Saturday that the team has signed goaltender Nathan Lieuwen to an entry-level contract.
Lieuwen, 20, was Buffalo's sixth-round pick (167th overall) in the in the 2011 NHL Draft.
The Abbortsford, British Columbia native ranked third among all Western Hockey League goaltenders in the Western Hockey League with a 2.50 goals against average and ranked 5th with a .914 save percentage during the 2011-12 season. In his second season starting for the Kootenay Ice, Lieuwen had a record of 27-20-6-2 with three shutouts.
In parts of five WHL seasons with Kootenay, Lieuwen posted a regular season record of 85-59-8-7. He backstopped the Ice to a Memorial Cup Championship in 2010-11, earning WHL Playoff MVP honors after going 16-2-1 with a 2.24 goals against average and .923 save percentage.