Rasmus Dahlin, one of the rising stars in the NHL, penned a momentous contract with the Buffalo Sabres on a historic Monday. The eight-year, $88 million deal not only solidifies his future with the franchise but also underscores the team's commitment to nurturing young talent and building a competitive roster.
Dahlin's overwhelming sense of relief is palpable, reflecting on his journey since joining the club as a young boy. From day one, his unwavering commitment and aspiration to achieve greatness have been evident.
"I grew up here as a man.
I came here as an 18-year-old, didn’t know much about anything. Learned the language, learned the culture. From the beginning I loved the city. I’ve always wanted to be here for a long, long time, and now it’s going to happen.
This is the city I love. You try to not think about it, but all you do is not think about it pretty much when it’s going on. So it’s a huge relief, for sure. Now it’s just focus on the right stuff, play hockey.
The season opener is coming up soon. So, yeah, I don’t have to think about that anymore. I’m happy about that."- he said, as quoted by NHL.com
Kevyn Adams reacts
General manager Kevyn Adams expressed his delight at the completed work.
In conclusion, he is happy to have such a player at the club, who will be of great importance to the team in the future. The world expects great things from Rasmus, since he is a very talented player with a great deal of potential, and it is certain that he will go far in the future with his talent.
"Rasmus is a very mature, thoughtful person, and so he was certainly asking a lot of the right questions, but at the end of the day, this is a really exciting day for us. I think we are in a position where we have a player in his prime years that's committing to this organization for the max term that you can.
We know we have a player in Rasmus Dahlin that we think will continue to get better for at least the next nine years, and I think it sends a big statement to our team, our organization, our fans that the commitment that the owners (Terry and Kim Pegula) made and what he means to this organization, so it's really exciting."