Sabres re-sign Catenacci, Kasdorf

‘Catenacci, 23, just completed his third full season with the Sabres organization. Last season, Catenacci made his National Hockey League debut on February 6 against the Boston Bruins. In eleven games this year in Buffalo, Catenacci did not register a point playing primarily a bottom-six winger role. In 196 career games with the Rochester Americans in the American Hockey League, Catenacci has 38 goals and 76 points in parts of four seasons.’

Brendan Guhle set to expand role with Sabres

‘”I was just going to come and take it one game at a time, one skate at a time, one workout at a time, and I think I did that,” Guhle said. “I think I improved throughout the camp. I’m happy with my camp.”‘

Kasdorf, Catenacci agree to contracts with Sabres

‘Kasdorf (6’3”, 172 lbs., 5/18/1992) also made his NHL debut in 2015-16, making 26 saves against Columbus on April 8 in his only appearance. Acquired in a trade from the Winnipeg Jets on Feb. 11, 2015, Kasdorf posted a 38-37-9 record with a .920 save percentage and a 2.39 goals-against average in 88 career games for RPI (NCAA) before turning pro last season.’

Sabres sign Nylander to his entry-level contract

‘Nylander is expected to join second-round pick Rasmus Asplund at Team Sweden’s World Junior Championships evaluation camp on July 30 in Plymouth, Mich. They were linemates in last year’s tournament and could repeat that role in this year’s event in Montreal and Toronto. Nylander is eligible to play this year in Rochester rather than returning to junior, because he wasn’t selected in the CHL Import draft and thus counts as an overseas player.’

Sabres’ new assistant coach was prep school mentor for Crosby, Okposo

‘The Sabres have also hired Adam Nightingale as video coach. The brother of Buffalo video specialist Jason Nightingale, Adam Nightingale led Shattuck St. Mary’s bantam team to a national championship earlier this year and was the director of hockey operations and video coordinator for Michigan State for four seasons.’

Sabres sign top pick Alexander Nylander to 3-year, entry-level contract

‘The Sabres have four options for Nylander: the NHL, a return to the junior Mississauga Steelheads, Europe or the AHL.’

Sabres hire Tom Ward as assistant coach; Dan Catenacci re-signed

‘Fourteen current players, including Crosby, perhaps hockey’s biggest star and a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Okposo, who signed a seven-year, $42 million contract with the Sabres on July 1, played for Ward. So did Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon, former Sabres Jamie McBain and Drew Stafford and Buffalo native Peter Ratchuk.’

SSM director of hockey Tom Ward takes job with NHL’s Buffalo Sabres

‘“I feel bittersweet,” Ward said. “Man, to say I’ve ran the gamut of emotions these last fourteen days would be an understatement. You spend 17, 18 years trying to build something up and make it not even good in Minnesota, not even good in the United States, not even good in North America, but one of the best places in the world for a young student athlete to go and try to realize what they want to realize. To say it’s time to move on is a difficult decision.”’

Sabres sign first-round pick Alexander Nylander

‘A 6-foot-1 forward, Nylander led Sweden’s 2016 world junior championship team with nine points and earned Ontario Hockey League Rookie of the Year honors playing for the Mississauga Steelhead last season.’

Sabres sign Nylander to entry-level deal

‘A decision on where he will play next year has yet to be made.’

Sabres round out coaching staff

‘Nightingale also comes to the Sabres from the Shattuck St. Mary’s Program after spending the past two seasons as the head coach of the Boys Bantam team. Nightingale has had past experience as a video coach with Michigan State University for four years, and was the video coach for the United States at the 2015 IIHF Under-20 World Junior Championship.’

Doing it all over again

‘Getting so emotionally wound up for a game, in anticipation for what the fans were coming to see, and at the same time, also anticipating what might occur that night. Two huge men absolutely trying to pummel each other and who gave the impression that there is enjoyment in it.’

Sabres ink Nylander to entry level contract

‘”If you asked me, could I see him going back to junior? I guess there’s a scenario,” he said. “If you ask me could I see him playing wing with Jack (Eichel) and Sam (Reinhart), I think there is a scenario. Could be in the Ameri– there’s all kind of scenarios and he can fit into anyone of them. He’s just high in talent, high in skill and he’s going to be a very good NHL player, it’s just a matter of time.”‘

Sabres ink Nylander to entry-level deal

‘“We are extremely pleased to sign Alex to his entry-level deal,” said Sabres General Manager Tim Murray. “When we selected Alex, we obviously knew he was a talented, skilled player. We look forward to him coming to training camp and competing for a job.”’

Sabres add Ward, Nightingale to coaching staff

‘Ward joins the Sabres after spending the last 18 seasons as head coach of the Shattuck St. Mary’s Boys Prep team. Under Ward’s tutelage, the Boys Prep team captured nine USA Hockey National Championships and finished as runners-up once. Ward also served as the school’s director of hockey from 2004 to 2016, during which time the school won a total of 21 National Championships.’