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Sabres sign three

Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres, parent club of the AHL’s Rochester Americans, have signed goaltender Drew MacIntyre and forwards Derek Whitmore and Colin Stuart all to one-year deals.

MacIntyre split time in the AHL between the Chicago Wolves and the Hamilton Bulldogs last season. MacIntyre appeared in 41 total games, collecting a record of 24-11-3 with a 2.37 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage.

MacIntyre went 11-9 with a 1.95 GAA and a .930 save percentage in 20 playoff games, backstopping the Bulldogs to Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals of the Calder Cup playoffs.

During his AHL career, MacIntyre has a record of 142-85-13 in 261 games played, with a 2.39 GAA and 14 shutouts.

The native of Charlottetown, P.E.I., has made two career NHL appearances, both with Vancouver in 2007-08. He was originally drafted by Detroit in the fourth round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

Whitmore collected 27 goals and 20 assists for 47 points in 80 games last season for the Portland Pirates (AHL). In 243 AHL career games with Portland and Rochester, Whitmore has amassed 104 points (57g, 47a).

The Rochester, N.Y., native played four seasons at Bowling Green University where he picked up 102 points (70+32).

Stuart appeared in three games with the Sabres last season, collecting two penalty minutes. In 72 games with Portland (AHL) last season, Stuart picked up 16 goals and 28 assists for 44 points. In his 423 AHL appearances, Stuart has collected 84 goals and 88 assists (172 points). In 54 NHL games with Chicago, Atlanta and Buffalo, Stuart has eight goals and five assists for 13 points.

The Rochester, Minn., native was selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the fifth round (135th overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.