Drew Bagnall (D)
Signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Buffalo Sabres as a free agent on July 6, 2013.
2012-13: Recorded six points (1+5) and 88 PIM while serving as team captain of the AHL’s Houston Aeros… Racked up six PIM in five Calder Cup Playoff appearances… Scored lone goal of the season at Lake Erie on 12/20… Appeared in his 350th AHL game in a 3-2 win over Rockford at Xcel Energy Center on 11/18… Notched two assists over a home-and-home series against Texas (10/19-10/20)… Registered his first point of the campaign with an assist and added 12 PIM in a 5-1 win at home over Texas on 10/19… Named team captain on 10/10
2011-12: Captured pro career-highs with 12 assists and 14 points in 72 games with Houston… Tallied two goals, matching a career-high he set during the 2009-10 campaign… Led the Aeros with 98 penalty minutes, averaging 1.36 PIM per game… Ranked second among team defensemen with 70 shots on goal… Collected eight PIM in four postseason appearances… Made his Aeros playoff debut in Game 1 of Houston’s first-round series against Peoria on 4/13… Closed out the season with four assists over Houston’s eight final regular-season games… Netted second goal of the season at Oklahoma City on 12/17… Assisted on a pair of goals against Texas on 12/16… Posted points in back-to-back games at San Antonio on 12/06 and vs. Oklahoma City on 12/08… Scored a goal and added an assist vs. Charlotte on 11/13… 2010-11: Appeared in two NHL outings for the Minnesota Wild, earning four PIM… Notched two assists and piled up 112 PIM in his 72 games in his first season in Houston… Led the Aeros to a Western Conference championship and a trip to the 2011 Calder Cup Finals, picking up two points (1+1) in 24 postseason contests along the way… Skated 9:08 vs. Dallas on 4/10… Made his NHL debut at Edmonton on 4/08, recording one shot and two PIM while earning 16:53 of ice time… 2009-10: Tallied 12 points on a career-high two goals and 10 assists in 58 games with the Manchester Monarchs (AHL)… Served as team captain… Named Manchester’s American Specialty/AHL Man of the Year for his outstanding contributions to the community and charitable organizations throughout the regular season… Delivered three assists and 21 PIM in 16 playoff games, helping the Monarchs advance to the AHL Eastern Conference Finals… Finished the campaign with 113 PIM and a career-best +5 on-ice rating… Recorded two assists vs. Providence on 2/20… Opened the season with back-to-back multi-point outings, the first of his career, beginning with two assists at Albany on 10/03 and two points (1+1) at Norfolk on 10/09… 2008-09: Appeared in all but one game for Manchester, registering six assists and a career-high
150 PIM, ranking second on the team in that category… His 79 games led all Monarchs defensemen and were second-most among all Manchester skaters… Collected assists at Springfield on 12/06 and at Portland on 12/09… 2007-08: Split rookie season between Manchester and the ECHL’s Reading Royals… Finished with 12 points on one goal and 11 assists in 54 AHL contests with the Monarchs… Added three points (1+2) in 10 games for Reading… Played in four AHL playoff games with Manchester… Made his professional playoff debut in Game 1 of Manchester’s first-round series at Providence on 4/16… Had a three-game assist streak (0+3) from 2/09 to 2/15… Scored first AHL goal at Portland on 2/01… Notched his first AHL point with an assist at Portland on 12/18… Made his AHL debut for Manchester vs. Portland on 11/16… Registered his first pro assist at Gwinnett on 10/30… Scored his first pro goal at Mississippi on 10/27… Made his professional/ECHL debut at Pensacola on 10/26… 2006-07: Completed his college career with 25 points (6+19) and 74 PIM during his senior season at St. Lawrence University (ECAC)… Led all Saints blueliners in scoring while posting a team-best +10 on-ice rating… Scored five of his six goals on the power-play… Named a First-Team All-Americans and the lone defenseman finalist for the Hobey Baker Award after captaining the Saints to an ECACHL regular-season title... Named the ECACHL’s Player of the Year and the league’s Most Outstanding Defensive Defenseman… Became just the eighth defenseman in ECAC history to be named the league’s Player of the Year… He was also the second consecutive St. Lawrence player to win the award after forward T.J. Trevelyan earned league honors following the 2005-06 season… 2005-06: Played in 24 games as a junior for the Saints, scoring one goal and nine assists for 10 points after returning from injury… Finished fifth on the team in points by a defenseman… 2004-05: Paced all St. Lawrence rearguards with seven goals and ranked sixth on the team in scoring with 19 points (7+12) in 37 games… Placed second among Saints defensemen in points while leading the team with 68 PIM… 2003-04: Compiled 18 points (5+13) in 40 games as freshman en route to earning Saints Rookie of the Year honors… His 40 games were tied for second-most on the team… Ranked second in goals, assists and points by a defenseman while finishing sixth in overall scoring… Led all rookies and finished third on St. Lawrence with 61 PIM