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The Buffalo Sabres signed No. 2 overall draft pick Sam Reinhart to a three-year contract on Saturday.

The Sabres also signed forward Jordan Samuels-Thomas to a one-year entry-level contract.

Reinhart, an 18-year-old forward, spent the past four seasons with the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League. In 203 WHL games, he had 101 goals and 254 points. Last season, Reinhart was named WHL Player of the Year and Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year after tying Edmonton Oilers prospect Leon Draisaitl, the No. 3 overall draft pick, for fourth in the league with 105 points.

Samuels-Thomas, 24, was selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the seventh round of the 2009 draft. The Sabres acquired his rights last Wednesday from the Winnipeg Jets in a trade for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2015 draft.

---The Minnesota Wild signed forward Jordan Schroeder to a two-year contract and defenseman Jonathon Blum to a one-year deal on Friday.

Financial terms were not released by the team. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported that both deals are two-way contracts.

Schroeder, 23, had three goals and three assists in 25 games with the Vancouver Canucks last season. In 56 career NHL games, he has six goals and nine assists. He also has 47 goals and 115 points in 192 AHL games with the Manitoba Moose and Chicago Wolves. He was the No. 22 overall pick in the 2009 draft by the Canucks out of the University of Minnesota.

Blum, 25, had one assist in 15 games with the Wild last season. He also had seven goals and 29 points in 54 AHL games with Iowa. In 106 NHL games, he has seven goals and 23 points. He was the No. 23 overall pick in the 2007 draft by the Nashville Predators.

CFB

Florida State sophomore quarterback Jameis Winston told NFL.com that he intends to graduate rather than leave school early for the pros.

Winston's comments were similar to those made recently by his father, Antonor, who told AL.com that the family expects him to stay at Florida State for at least two more seasons.

Winston, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, has three years of eligibility but could graduate in two years.

Winston led the Seminoles to a national title last year as a redshirt freshman. He threw for 4,057 yards with 40 touchdowns and ran for 219 yards with four rushing TDs.
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