MADISON, WI (WSAU) Wisconsin junior defenseman Jake McCabe is giving up his senior year of eligibility as he signs a three year contract with the Buffalo Sabres. He is expected to play for Buffalo on Thursday night at St. Louis.
McCabe was drafted 44th overall in 2012.
Former Badger Michael Mersch is also starting his pro career as he signs with the LA Kings. The Kings drafted Mersch three ago.