posted on Aug, 26 2003 @ 01:13 AM
Forward Chris Drury signed a four-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres on Monday.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the established offensive threat is expected to get a significant raise over the $2.5 million he
made in the final year of his contract with Calgary last season.
A five-time 20-goal scorer, Drury is being counted on to be a first-line forward on a Sabres team that lacked offense last season and seeks to end a
two-year playoff drought.
Drury is coming off a solid season in which he had 23 goals, 30 assists and 53 points. That would have made him Buffalo's third-leading scorer.
He spent his first four seasons with Colorado, where he was the rookie of the year in 1999. Also with the Avalanche, Drury also earned a reputation of
being a clutch performer, scoring 26 goals -- 11 of them game-winners -- in 80 playoff games.