The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forwards Kevin Porter and Kyle Criscuolo each to two-year, two-way contracts, signed forward Seth Griffith to a one-year contract, signed defenseman Matt Tennyson to a two-year contract (the first year of the contract is a two-way deal, and the second year is one-way), and signed goaltender Adam Wilcox to a one-year, two-way contract.
Porter, 31, led the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins with 35 assists in the 2016-17 AHL regular season and tied for third on the team with 46 points. His six points (0g, 6a) in five AHL playoff games also tied for the Penguins’ team lead.
The Detroit native has tallied 250 total points (95g, 155a) in 357 games over seven AHL seasons.
In 249 career NHL games, Porter has totaled 58 points (29g, 29a), including 10 points in 43 games with the Sabres from 2012-14. In those seasons, he added 80 points (34+46) in 98 games with the Rochester Americans.
Criscuolo, 25, joins the Sabres after winning a Calder Cup with the Grand Rapids Griffins during his first full professional season in 2016-17. The Philadelphia native recorded 41 points (17g, 24a) in 76 regular-season games as a rookie with the Griffins, adding nine points (5g, 4a) in 19 playoff contests.
Before joining the Griffins, Criscuolo totaled 113 points (53+60) in 124 games during four NCAA seasons for Harvard University (ECAC), earning both ECAC Second All-Star Team and ECAC Hockey Student Athlete of the Year honors after his junior season.
Griffith, 24, spent time the Toronto Maple Leafs and Florida Panthers last season, combining to record five assists and a plus-6 rating in 24 NHL games. He also played 38 games for the Toronto Marlies in 2016-17, where he posted 44 points (10g, 34a) and led the team in points per game (1.16).
Drafted by the Boston Bruins in the fifth round (131st overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft, Griffith has totaled 16 points (6g, 10a) in 58 career NHL games. The Wallaceburg, Ont., native led the AHL in assists (53) and ranked second in the league in points (77) during the 2015-16 season, and in 203 career AHL games has 202 points (66g, 136a).
Tennyson, 27, played a career-high 45 games for the Carolina Hurricanes last season, posting six assists and six penalty minutes. During his 105-game NHL career, Tennyson has recorded 20 points (3+17) and 24 penalty minutes while playing for the Hurricanes and San Jose Sharks.
A native of Minneapolis, Minn., Tennyson also has 72 points (20g, 52a) and 112 penalty minutes in 178 career AHL games.
Wilcox, 24, combined to play 47 AHL games between Syracuse and Springfield last season, posting a 25-13-7 record with a .906 save percentage and a 2.63 goals-against average.
A sixth-round pick (178th overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft, Wilcox has compiled a 34-27-15 record with a .900 save percentage and a 2.90 goals-against average in 76 career AHL games.