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Amerks sign Legault to AHL deal

Buffalo Sabres general manager Darcy Regier announced today that the Rochester Americans have signed forward Maxime Legault to an American Hockey League contract.

Legault, 22, recorded 24 points (12 goals, 12 assists) and 83 penalty minutes in 67 games for the Portland Pirates of the AHL as a rookie last season. He also collected two points (one goal, one assist) in nine Calder Cup Playoff games.

The 6-foot-2, 199-pound Legault made his professional debut with Portland on Oct. 10, 2009 and appeared in five games for the Pirates during the 2009-10 campaign. He split the remainder of the 2009-10 season between Shawinigan and Cape Breton of the QMJHL, recording 39 points (17g, 22a) in 43 total games.

A native of Ste-Agathe, Que., Legault was selected by the Sabres in the seventh round (194th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.