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Sean Malone leaves Amerks, signs with Predators



West Seneca native Sean Malone, who has spent the last three seasons as a key role player for the Rochester Americans, has signed a one-year, two-way contract for the 2020-21 season with the Nashville Predators.

The team announced the deal Wednesday and said it is worth the new minimum of $750,000 at the NHL level and $100,000 at the AHL level.


Malone, 25, had 12 goals and 30 points in 58 games for the Amerks last season, finishing tied for second on the team in scoring. The 12 goals matched his career high of two years ago and were tied for third on the team. His plus-15 rating was the best among Rochester forwards.

Malone, a Nichols School product, was drafted in the sixth round of the 2013 draft by the Sabres and spent four years at Harvard. After the Crimson lost in the 2017 Frozen Four semifinals against Minnesota-Duluth, Malone signed with the Sabres and made his lone NHL appearance in Buffalo’s game at Florida on April 1, 2017.