Sabres acquire forwards McLeod and Tullio from Oilers

The Buffalo Sabres have acquired forwards Ryan McLeod and Tyler Tullio from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Matt Savoie, the team announced Friday.

McLeod, 24, had 30 points (12+18) in 81 games last season. He added four goals in 24 playoff games during Edmonton’s run to the Stanley Cup Final.

McLeod was a consistent figure for the Oilers, both in the faceoff circle and on the penalty kill. McLeod’s 4.20 power play goals-against-per-60-minute average during the regular season was the seventh-lowest mark in the NHL among players with at least 100 minutes played shorthanded. He skated 36:43 shorthanded during the playoffs and was not on the ice for a goal.

In the faceoff circle, McLeod ranked third on the Oilers in draws taken (718) and had a winning percentage of 50.8.

The Oilers have had a positive shot share with McLeod on the ice at 5-on-5 in each of his four NHL seasons, including a personal best of 56.6 percent in 2023-24.

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