- Associated Press - Monday, August 2, 2010

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Free-agent defenseman Shaone (SHAWN) Morrisonn has agreed to a two-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres.

Morrisonn is a seven-year NHL veteran who spent the past five-plus seasons with the Washington Capitals. Listed at 6-foot-4 and 217 pounds, he was consistently among the Capitals leaders in hits and blocked shots.

He was selected 19th overall in the 2001 draft by Boston, and broke into the NHL the following season with the Bruins. Morrisonn has 10 goals and 60 assists and 423 penalty minutes in 418 games.

The deal was announced by the Sabres on Monday.

Buffalo, which signed defenseman Jordan Leopold last month, is retooling its defense after losing Henrik Tallinder and Toni Lydman in free agency this summer.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide