Vinnie Hinostroza signs one-year, $1.7M extension with Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres have agreed to terms with forward Vinnie Hinostroza to a one-year contract extension worth $1.7 million, the team announced Tuesday.

The new deal is a promotion in a sense as he signed a one-year deal worth $1.05 million with Buffalo prior to last season.

Hinstroza put up 13 goals and 12 assists in 62 games. The 28-year-old, originally from Chicago, has 137 career points (51 goals, 86 assists) in 334 NHL games with the Sabers, Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, and Arizona Coyotes.

Hinostroza notched a season-high three points (two goals, one assist) in Buffalo’s win over the rival Toronto Maple Leafs at the 2022 Tim Hortons Heritage Classic outdoor game on March 13 in Hamilton.

In the final weeks of the season, Hinostroza expressed a desire to remain in Buffalo, where he reunited with coach Don Granato, whom he played for with the Blackhawks.

“This is a place I want to be,” Hinostroza said. “I don’t want to keep moving around. I want to be somewhere that I love and I love it here.”

Ryan O'Hara

Award-winning sportswriter from Denver, Colorado.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Report: Hurricanes Star Forward Could Miss Remainder Of Season

The Carolina Hurricanes are the second-best team in the NHL, trailing the Boston Bruins by 11 points for the top spot. After revamping the roster in the offseason, they have shown they are a legitimate Stanley Cup contender this season as they sit first in the Metropolitan Division with a 43-14-8 record and 94 points. […]

Read More

This Week On Oilers Hockey: 22

After Saturday’s 7-4 loss against the Maple Leafs, Ryan McLeod and Vincent Desharnais were initially on the list of players to speak with the media. But as Oilers media members pointed out on Twitter, they had their names taken off that list; Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Evander Kane answered questions instead. As someone who attended the […]

Read More
Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images

Quick Off to Great Start in Vegas

Do not look now, but it looks like Vegas Golden Knights’ new goaltender Jonathan Quick has turned back the clock. After struggling with the Los Angeles Kings for much of the season, his fortunes, at least for now, seemed to have changed in Vegas. That might be an understatement. Since being traded to the Golden Knights […]

Read More