Buffalo Sabres Re-Sign Forward Mark Mancari

TJ LuckmanCorrespondent IAugust 11, 2010

BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 12: Mark Mancari  #12 of the Buffalo Sabres skates against the Minnesota Wild at HSBC Arena on March 12, 2010 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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The Buffalo Sabres announced today that they have re-signed forward Mark Mancari to a one-year, two-way deal.  The deal is worth up to $575K according to CapGeek.com.

Mancari was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres as the 207th overall pick in the seventh round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He has led the Sabres' AHL affiliate Portland Pirates in points the past two seasons, and the Rochester Americans the season before that.  Last season, he notched 28 goals along with 45 assists for 73 points with the Pirates.

Mancari has been called up to the Sabres on three separate occasions in his career.  He has gotten at least one point on each occasion, registering two points last season with the club in seven games. Mancari has five points in 16 career NHL games.

Mancari also currently holds the record for fastest shot in the AHL, a record he achieved at the 2008 All-Star Classic Skills Competition, shooting a puck that registered 102.8 MPH.