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Buffalo Sabres sign NU goalie Devon Levi to three-year entry level deal

Northeasteren goaltender Devon Levi, who signed a three-year entry level deal Friday with the Buffalo Sabres, hauled in the Beanpot tournament's Most Valuable Player Award and the Eberly Award after a victory against the Harvard Crimson.Rich Gagnon/Getty

Northeastern goaltender Devon Levi signed a three-year entry level contract with the Buffalo Sabres, less than a week after the 21-year-old’s junior season ended when the Huskies failed to qualify for the NCAA men’s hockey tournament following a 2-1 overtime loss to Providence in the Hockey East quarterfinals.

Levi won the Mike Richter Award as college hockey’s top goalie last season, and is once again a finalist this year following a season in which he led the nation with a .923 save percentage.

He also led Hockey East goalies with 14 wins, six shutouts, a 1.81 goals-against average and a .947 save percentage.


Drafted by Florida in 2020, Buffalo acquired him in a trade that sent forward Sam Reinhart to the Panthers in July 2021.

Levi is considered the Sabres’ goalie of the future at a position that’s been mostly unsettled since Ryan Miller’s era ended with his trade to St. Louis during the 2013-14 season.

The Sabres have a three-goalie rotation, which includes Eric Comrie and Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, who are both signed through the end of next season.

Levi’s path opened up when Buffalo traded Erik Portillo to Los Angeles earlier this month and after Michigan’s goalie expressed no interest to sign with the team.

After missing his freshman season due to injury, Levi finished with a 38-22-6 record, and leaves NU holding career school marks with a 1.9 goals-against average and 16 shutouts.