By LUCY LYONCHUK, Associated Press WriterThe Buffalo Sabres are looking to the future.
The team has signed defenseman Brandon Davidson to a three-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday.
The signing is expected to keep Davidson on the roster through the 2018-19 season.
The 25-year-old has totaled 10 goals and 36 points in 67 games with the Sabres.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Davidson joins defenseman Justin Falk as the Sabres’ newest homegrown player.
The Sabres have signed forward Andrew Nielsen to a two-year deal and forward Zach Bogosian to a one-year, one-way contract.
The 24-year old Bogosianshipped him as a potential first-round pick and signed a two years, $2.5 million contract with the San Jose Sharks in January.
The 23-year olds Bogosia and Davidson, who was drafted by the Sabres with the eighth overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, also played for the Sabres during their AHL-only stint in 2015-16.
The two are expected to join the Sabres for training camp this month.
The Sabres have yet to announce their preseason schedule.
Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray announced the signing during an appearance on WGR 550-AM’s Hockey Hour.
The Buffalo native, who has spent time with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Calgary Flames, Florida Panthers, Ottawa Senators, Nashville Predators, Tampa Bay Lightning and Vancouver Canucks, is ranked fourth in the NHL in assists (71) and is second in plus/minus (+20).
Buffalo was last in the league with 17 power-play goals last season.
It has gone 3-4-0 in those contests.