Sabres sign Kea to entry-level contract

Buffalo Sabres' skate off the ice during the first day of the NHL hockey training camp in Buffalo, New York on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Justin Kea is ready to make the jump to the pro’s, signing his entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres today.

Kea, Buffalo’s 2012 3rd round draft pick, is expected to report to the Rochester Americans to finish out the season.

The 20-year old was part of Buffalo’s effort to shore up the center position in the 2012 draft. He stands at 6’4″ and 210 pounds. In 58 games this season with Saginaw of the OHL, Kea scored 22 points with 27 assists. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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