The winger participated in Sabres development camp in June and did pretty well. General manager Jason Botterill said in a statement, “Dawson was excellent at our developmental camp last summer, where he was able to showcase his speed and skill. His high-energy, up-tempo style was an important asset for Western Michigan and we’re excited to add his skill set to our group.”
Since he’s 24-years-old, he only got a one-year deal worth $925,000.
Last season at Western Michigan, DiPietro netted 12 goals and 17 assists for 29 points in 35 games. In four seasons, he accumulated 34 goals and 54 assists for 88 points in 105 games.
When DiPietro was in Buffalo for camp, he said he used to attend Sabres games as a kid and tweeted that signing with this team is a dream come true.
Buffalo had already signed another college free agent in Brandon Biro from Penn State.