Speaking of signing prospects… Sabres sign Dennis Persson
The team announced today they have signed their 2006 1st round pick.
Persson (6/2/1988, 6’1”, 181 lbs.) split last season between Djurgarden of the Swedish Elite League, and Nykoping of the Swedish second tier league. Persson recorded one assist and 6 PIMs in 21 games with Djurgarden, and added four points (1+3) and 14 PIMs with Nykoping.
There had been discussion as to whether or not the Sabres would even sign him. Persson didn’t exactly do a lot at last summer’s prospects camp to distinguish himself from any other prospect. He didn’t exactly have a stellar year, not getting much playing time in the Elite League and getting passed over for the World Juniors.
Whether he turns out being a bust or not, at least we will get a chance to see him play in the organization, unlike Sabres legends like Barrett Heisten and Artem Kryukov.