Archives for September 2004

Miller among four players re-signed by Sabres

'A two-year veteran, Miller was a restricted free agent who had rejected the team's qualifying offer last July.'

Sabres agree to terms with four players

'Selected in the fifth round of the 1999 draft, Miller posted an 0-3-0 record and 5.08 goals-against average in three appearances with Buffalo last season. The 24-year-old Michigan native went 27-25-7 with five shutouts and a 2.21 GAA in 60 games with Rochester. Touted as the Sabres' goalie of the future, the 2001 Hobey Baker Award winner is 6-11-1 with one shutout and a 3.03 GAA in 18 career contests.'

Sabres Sign Four Remaining Restricted Free Agents

'Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today the team has agreed to one-year contracts with goaltender Ryan Miller, defenseman Doug Janik, and forwards Milan Bartovic and Norm Milley. As is club policy, terms of the deals are not disclosed.'

Sabres Assign 12 to Rochester

'Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today the team has assigned the following 12 players to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League…'.

Letter from Sabres' Managing Partner Lawrence Quinn

'The Buffalo Sabres organization apologizes for the inconvenience this necessary action will cause its loyal fans and business partners. We hope our team will be back in action soon.'

Sabres put optimism on ice

'Buffalo's player payroll is projecting to be in the neighborhood of $41 million, about 20 percent higher than the start of last season.'

Sabres re-sign tough-guy Peters

'He scored two goals in 42 games in his first season.'

Sabres re-sign Peters

'Buffalo's second-round pick in the 1998 draft, Peters made $350,000 last season.'

Sabres re-sign LW Peters

'Peters, 24, appeared in 42 games and compiled 151 penalty minutes, the most by a Sabres' rookie since Brad May had 309 in 1991-92. He also had two goals and 17 assists.'

Sabres Sign Peters

'“Andrew has developed through our system and really took a significant step forward with his career last season,” said Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier. “He is a physical presence on the ice and has become a valuable member of our organization and this community off the ice.”'

Sabres contest with Wild in jeopardy

'If there is a season this year, Gilbert said the Sabres would like to visit St. Catharines for an open practice or other event. “We’re trying to find a date on the schedule that would allow us to come up in the evening or late afternoon for a practice with some type of team function, an autograph signing or some charity stuff around it, that would enable us to get out there and see a lot of our fans in southern Ontario.”'

Ticket campaign aims to boost Sabres' fan base

;"It's been bothering me that Tom Golisano stepped to the plate to save the Buffalo Sabres, but didn't have community support," said Jordan Levy, managing partner of Seed Capital Partners. "He stepped up when no one else was able to do it. But this is more than just his team. The Sabres are a community asset."'

Sabres Insider Q&A with Thomas Vanek

Playing against the Canadians, Czechs and all the other countries that had a lot of NHL players competing really made me think that I was ready. It was nice to get out on the ice and feel really comfortable against that level of talent.

Newest signee fits in with youth movement

'"After seeing a number of Thomas' games, I know he's got the potential to play in the NHL," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. "He's got a couple years of university hockey, very good hockey, behind him already. There's a lot of his game that makes him NHL-ready."'

Sabres get business assist on ticket sales

'The group is calling itself the Center Ice Club, a 49-member organization that hopes to expand to 100, with each member helping to sell the equivalent of about 25 season tickets.'