Buffalo selected McCabe in the second round of the 2012, No. 48 overall. According to terms set by the NHL collective bargaining agreement, McCabe will be signing a three-year deal with the Sabres.
Sources have confirmed the deal is a full rookie max contract and that the Sabres are burning a year of his deal to bring him to the NHL immediately. McCabe's salary would be $925,000 per season across the board with a $92,500 signing bonus in each year of the deal.
The junior from Eau Claire, Wis., improved in every season as a Badger and reached a career high in goals (eight) and points (25) this past season. For his efforts, McCabe was named first-team All-Big Ten as a junior.
McCabe will join the Sabres for the rest of the season, getting a head start on what is expected to be a long NHL career.
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