Eichel, Rodrigues, Garbowsky; 3 of the NCAA's Top Scorers Now a Part of the Buffalo Sabres

Earlier this afternoon the Buffalo Sabres officially announced the signing of undrafted free agent Evan Rodrigues from Boston University.

“Evan is a very talented young player who has displayed exceptional growth during his four years at BU,” Sabres General Manager Tim Murray noted after the team’s announcement. “We look forward to adding another talented piece to our group.”

During his career at Boston University, Rodrigues tallied 121 points (42 G, 79 A) in 146 games played. Playing alongside Jack Eichel as a winger on the Terriers number one line, Rodrigues scored a career high 61 points his senior year. In fact, his 61-point senior year equated to more points than his first three years at Boston University combined.

He was second in NCAA Division I scoring, ten points shy of Mr. Eichel. 

With the signing of Rodrigues and the drafting of Eichel undoubtedly coming, Tim Murray will have three of the NCAA's Division 1 top scorers to work with. On April 1st, Murray inked RIT forward Matt Garbowsky to a one-year AHL contract to play with the Rochester Americans. Garbowsky set a new single-season scoring record for RIT in his senior year and finished fourth overall in points scored at the D1 level with 54 points (26 G, 28 A). 

RIT forward Matt Garbowsky signed a deal to stay in Rochester through the 2015-16 season. He will be looking to make an impact at the AHL level next year with the Amerks in hopes of one day becoming a Buffalo Sabre. Photo courtesy Mike Bradley/AP

RIT forward Matt Garbowsky signed a deal to stay in Rochester through the 2015-16 season. He will be looking to make an impact at the AHL level next year with the Amerks in hopes of one day becoming a Buffalo Sabre.

Photo courtesy Mike Bradley/AP

The young talent pool is getting larger day by day for Tim Murray. Out of the two signings (Rodrigues/Garbowsky), it will be interesting to see how Rodrigues plays without Eichel as his main man at center.

Is Murray making the right moves regarding the young talent? The Sabres are deep in young forwards and defenseman, what about goaltenders? Let us know how you feel about the signings in the comments below.