Sabres sign Massachusetts-Lowell junior blueliner Ruhwedel

Massachusetts-Lowell defenseman Chad Ruhwedel will not be back for his senior season, instead signing a two-year, free-agent contract with the Buffalo Sabres.

Ruhwedel recorded seven goals and 16 assists for 23 points in 41 games this past season with UML. He ranked fourth among all Hockey East defensemen in scoring, earned First-team All-America honors and was named to the Hockey East All-Conference First Team.

In three seasons with the River Hawks, Ruhwedel tallied 15 goals and 63 points in 110 games.