Archives for July 2014

Brassard invited to Sabres camp

‘Because Brassard was not signed by Ottawa on June 1 he re-entered the draft. After going undrafted in Philadelphia, he became a free agent. Unless he receives a pro contract, the 20-year-old is expected to play this season for the QMJHL Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.’

Sabres to hire Trottier as assistant

‘The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Nolan had Trottier high on his list from the beginning. The two forged a relationship when Nolan coached the New York Islanders and hold one another in high regard. Trottier had been out of coaching but apparently was willing to come back for Nolan.’

Brassard invited to Sabres camp

‘Brassard, well known to Sabres GM Tim Murray, the ex-Senators AGM, was drafted by Ottawa in the sixth round of the 2012 draft.’

Adam signs two-way deal to stay with Sabres organization

‘dam, 6-foot-2, 206 pounds, has played mainly center with the organization since he was drafted 44th overall in 2008.’

Sabres re-sign F Luke Adam to 1-year contract

‘Adam was a restricted free agent after being tendered a contract offer by the team last month.’

Sabres re-sign Adam

‘The 24-year-old native of Newfoundland has picked up 15 goals and 11 assists in 87 career NHL games over parts of four seasons.’

Sabres sign F Adam

‘Adam has spent parts of four seasons with the Sabres since the team drafted him in the second round in 2008.’

Sabres re-sign Adam

‘In 2013-14, Adam led the Sabres’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Rochester Americans, in goals and ranked second on the team in overall points with 49 (29+20) in 59 games played. His 29 goals tied his career high, which he set in 2010-11 with the Portland Pirates (AHL), and was tied for eighth-most goals in the AHL.’

Blunt Sabres try to regain their edge

‘It’s risky to look to young talent and count on a promising future, but the Sabres seem to have added a good mix of veteran leaders to help develop their youngsters as Buffalo fans bide time.’

Sabres prospect J.T. Compher earning notice by agitating opponents

‘“I just think anything you can do on the ice or get a team off their game or win the game yourself, every little bit helps,” Compher said. “I’m obviously not as skilled as Mikhail Grigorenko, but if I can play against and get a hit on him, get in his face a little bit, hopefully he thinks of me a little bit when he’s playing and I can get him off his game a little bit.”’

Sabres sign free-agent Andre Benoit to 1-year deal

‘The Sabres have plenty established depth at defense, making Benoit a candidate to spend time with Buffalo’s AHL affiliate in Rochester.’

Sabres sign D Benoit

‘Benoit played in 79 regular-season games with the Colorado Avalanche last season, totaling a career-high 28 points with seven goals and 21 assists.’

Sabres sign D Benoit

‘Prior to being signed by Colorado in July 2013, the 30-year-old Benoit played parts of two seasons with the Ottawa Senators. In 120 career NHL games, Benoit has registered 39 points (10 goals, 29 assists) and 40 penalty minutes.’

Sabres sign Benoit to 1-year deal

‘Benoit (1/6/84, 5’11”, 191 lbs) played with the Colorado Avalanche in 2013-14, appearing in 79 regular-season games and recording a career-high 28 points (7+21). He also played in seven playoff games with the Avalanche, recording an assist. Prior to being signed by Colorado in July 2013, Benoit played parts of two seasons with the Ottawa Senators. In 120 career NHL games, Benoit has registered 39 points (10+29) and 40 penalty minutes.’

Previewing the East: Buffalo

‘The signings should make the Sabres more competitive in the upcoming season. But more importantly, the addition of veteran leaders like Moulson, Gionta and Gorges should help with the development of younger Sabres players, most notably this year’s second overall draft pick Sam Reinhart, as he transitions from juniors to the NHL.’