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Sabres Sign Three Players

July 20, 1999

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) _ The Buffalo Sabres signed goaltender Mika Noronen and wings David Moravec and Jaroslav Kristek to multi-year contracts on Monday.

Noronen, 20, was Buffalo’s first-round pick, the 21st overall, in the 1997 draft. He spent last season playing in Finland and represented the country in the World Junior championships.

The 19-year-old Kristek was the Sabres’ second-round pick in 1998. The Czech Republic native recorded 86 points in 70 games with the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League last season.

Moravec, 26, racked up 43 points in 50 games with Vitkovice of the Czech Republic League a season ago. He was Buffalo’s eighth-round pick in 1998.

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