The Sabres Report - June 27, 2017

Dave Andreychuk, Jeremy Jacobs inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame   

Buffalo News:

‘He is third on the Sabres’ all-time list in goals with 368, and he’s second in points with 804 in 837 games. Andreychuk totaled 1,639 NHL games, scoring 640 goals and 1,338 points. He won the Stanley Cup in Tampa Bay in 2004 and also played for Toronto, New Jersey, Boston and Colorado in a 23-year career that ended with the 2005-06 season.’

Sabres Notebook: Two assistant GMs add experience, new ideas; qualifying offers   

Buffalo News:

‘”They both have experience at all levels of the game, and we think they will be valuable assets for the Buffalo Sabres moving forward.”’

Sabres land Penguins top scout, Randy Sexton, for second stint as Amerks GM   

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:

‘Sexton’s work was behind the drafting of Matt Murray, Jake Guentzel, Bryan Rust, Scott Wilson and Olli Maatta, each a key contributor to the Penguins’ latest Cup run. All but Maatta spent considerable time developing in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton where Botterill had his hand on the pulse of the team and worked closely with the coaching staff.’

Sabres sign Taylor Fedun to two-year contract   

Olean Times Herald:

‘The 29-year-old could’ve become an unrestricted free agent Saturday.’

Sabres hire Randy Sexton, Steve Greeley as assistant GMs   

Olean Times Herald:

‘The 36-year-old Greeley, meanwhile, served as the New York Rangers’ director of player personnel the last two years.’

Sabres great Dave Andreychuk honored by Hall of Fame election   

Olean Times Herald:

‘“Buffalo, it’s really always going to be home to me,” he said. “I started here at 18. Yes, I got moved around a little bit after being here for almost 12 years. But I was always going back to Buffalo. My three children were born there. My wife is from there.”’

Penguins lose director of amateur scouting Randy Sexton to Sabres   

Pittsburgh Post Gazette:

‘Jason Botterill has company.’

Buffalo Sabres hire Sexton, Greeley to assistant GM jobs   


‘There were no surprises when the team announced it extended qualifying offers to retain the rights to six restricted free agents, including goalie Robin Lehner. Also issued offers were forwards Marcus Foligno, Zemgus Girgensons, Johan Larsson, Evan Rodrigues and defenseman Nathan Beaulieu, who was acquired in a trade with Montreal on June 17.’

Sabres sign D Fedun to 2-year pact   

The Sports Xchange:

‘Fedun, 29, appeared in 27 games with the Sabres last season, recording a career-high seven points with seven assists. The 6-foot-1, 198-pound Fedun owns 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) through parts of four NHL seasons.’

The Sabres qualify six players   


‘Three players were not qualified, Brady Austin, Justin Kea and Jean Dupuy. They become unrestricted free agents.’

Sabres hire Sexton, Greeley as assistant general managers   


‘As for Greeley, he comes to Buffalo after serving with the New York Rangers organization as the assistant director of player personnel. Prior to that, Greeley had spent time as an associate head coach at Boston University for two seasons. Greeley has also spent time in the Los Angeles Kings’ scouting department, and as a regional scout with the U.S. National Team Development Program.’

Former Sabre Dave Andreychuk selected for the Hockey Hall of Fame   


‘The Sabres drafted Andreychuk 16th overall in the 1982 Entry Draft. That’s the same draft where Buffalo took current coach Phil Housley sixth overall and Paul Cyr ninth overall. Buffalo had five picks in the top 30 that year, but Mike Anderson and Jens Johansson never made the NHL. In a statement Housley said, “I want to congratulate my friend Dave Andreychuk on being named to the Hockey Hall of Fame. I have so many memories of coming into the league together as rookies. It was an honor and a privilege to spend eight seasons with Dave in Buffalo playing the game we love.”‘

Sabres working to get qualifying offers out   


‘Teams also have until 5:00 Monday to get qualifying offers out to restricted free agents. When I asked Jason Botterill about that on Friday morning he said, “We’re still working on finalizing those offers.”’

Sabres extend qualifying offers to Lehner, Beaulieu and Foligno   


‘While fans might not be the biggest supports of the netminder, after protecting him from Vegas in the expansion draft, and with depth and the position less than inspiring, it makes sense for Buffalo to extend an offer.’

Sabres hire Sexton & Greeley as assistant GMs   


‘Sexton joins Buffalo after seven years with the Pittsburgh Penguins. In 2010 Sexton joined the Penguins staff as assistant director of amateur scouting. He was eventually promoted to Pittsburgh’s director of amateur scouting, a role he served for two seasons. Sexton is a two-time NHL general manager, spending time with both the Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers.’