O'Dell signed a contract with HC Sochi of the KHL on Wednesday, TSN reports. O'Dell is a journeyman lauded for his on-ice vision and playmaking ability. Drafted by the Ducks in the second round (39th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, O'Dell spent last season between AHL Binghamton, an affiliate of the Senators, and the Rochester Americans, once he was traded to the Sabres organization at the deadline this past February. He's generated only eight points (three goals, five assists) in 41 NHL games with the Jets.
O'Dell and three others were traded to Buffalo on Friday, reports the Democrat & Chronicle. O'Dell has played just 41 NHL games past three seasons, and has yet to make an appearance this year. A restricted free agent at the end of the season, O'Dell is a depth foward; he's a proven scorer in the AHL but has yet to translate that success to the NHL. The former second-round pick could see a late-season audition for the Sabres to see if he's worth re-signing, but he's not expected to make a significant impact.
Eric O'Dell signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Senators on Wednesday, CBC.ca reports.
Eric O'Dell was recalled from AHL St. John's on Friday, Tim Campbell of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
The Jets assigned Eric O'Dell to AHL St. John's on Sunday.
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