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Former Stampede forward Corey Tropp signs one-year deal with Buffalo Sabres

Former Stampede Forward Corey Tropp
Former Stampede Forward Corey Tropp

Sioux Falls, SD (KWSN)- Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced that the Sabres have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with former Stampede forward Corey Tropp.

Tropp (6'0", 185 lbs., 7/25/89) recorded four points (2g, 2a) in just six games with the Rochester Americans (AHL) in the 2012-13 season after sustaining an injury in the Amerks’ season-opener that sidelined him for 72 games. Tropp scored twice on two shots in Rochester's first game on October 12 against Syracuse, but was forced to leave the contest with a knee injury. The 24-year-old winger returned to play five games at the end of the season, collecting a pair of assists.In three AHL seasons, Tropp has appeared in 109 games, totaling 66 points (21g, 45a) and 166 penalty minutes. In 2011-12, Tropp was recalled to the Sabres five times, registering eight points (3g, 5a) and 20 penalty minutes in 34 NHL games. Tropp played the final 21 games with Buffalo that season, and scored his first career game-winning goal in a 7-3 victory in Tampa on March 19.

A native of Grosse Point Woods, Michigan, Tropp was selected by the Sabres in the third round (89th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Tropp was a key member of the Stampede’s Anderson Cup and Clark Cup championships in 2005-06 and 2006-07. Tropp led the Stampede in scoring during the 2006-07 season, posting 62 points (26g, 36a) while leading the Herd to their first ever Clark Cup title. He was also named MVP of the USHL Prospects/All-Star Game that year.

The Sabres open pre-season play on Saturday, September 15th and the regular season on October 4th in Detroit.

Courtesy: Sioux Falls Stampede