The Buffalo Sabres signed defenseman Tyson Strachan to a one-year contract, the team announced Thursday.

Strachan (6-foot-3, 215 pounds) appeared in 18 games with the Washington Capitals in 2013-14, recording two assists and 28 penalty minutes. He spent the majority of the season with Hershey of the American Hockey League, appearing in 60 games and tallying 19 points (4 goals, 15 assists) and 56 penalty minutes.

Drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the fifth round of the 2003 draft, Strachan has appeared in 138 NHL games in parts of six seasons with St. Louis, Florida and Washington, totaling 15 points (1 goals, 14 assists) and 155 penalty minutes.

A native of Melfort, Saskatchewan, Strachan has appeared in parts of eight AHL seasons with Albany, Peoria, San Antonio and Hershey, compiling 87 points (16 goals, 71 assists) and 326 penalty minutes in 276 regular-season games.