The Buffalo Sabres signed forward Dylan Cozens to a seven-year, $49.7 million contract extension on Monday.

The 22-year-old will carry a cap hit of $7.1 million under the new deal, which begins next season. He was previously scheduled for restricted free agency this summer.

Cozens is in the midst of a career year in Buffalo, with 17 goals and 43 points in 49 games. He had 13 goals and 38 points in 79 games a year ago.