The Sabres Report - July 14, 2014

Sabres ink Dalpe to one-year deal

‘Dalpe (6’1”, 195 lbs., 11/1/89) played a career-high 55 NHL games as a member of the Vancouver Canucks during the 2013-14 season, recording seven points (4+3). A former second-round draft pick (45th overall in 2008), Dalpe has appeared in a total of 96 NHL games in his one year with the Canucks and three previous seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes.’

The Sabres Report - July 13, 2014

Reinhart signs deal with Sabres   

Buffalo News:

‘“It only motivates you knowing where you’re going,” Reinhart said. “I’ve been familiar with this and have envisioned myself with this opportunity here with this organization. It’s a bit relaxing as well as motivating and knowing how much work really has to be done. I’ve been looking forward to this part of it for quite some time.”’

Sabres ink No. 2 pick Reinhart   

The Sports Network:

‘The 18-year-old captain led Kootenay with 105 points (30 goals, 69 assists). He also tallied six goals and 17 assists in 13 playoff games while helping his team advance three rounds before falling to the Portland Winterhawks in the Western Conference Championship.’

Sabres sign Reinhart to deal   

The Sports Xchange:

‘The Sabres also signed forward Jordan Samuels-Thomas to a one-year entry-level contract.’

Sabres sign Reinhart and Samuels-Thomas to entry-level deals   


‘Reinhart (6’1″, 190 lb.) was a star at the junior level. The captain of the WHL’s Kootenay Ice racked up 36 goals and 105 points in the 2013-14 season. He scored 254 points in 204 games across 4 seasons in the WHL. He’s the Sabres highest draft pick since taking Pierre Turgeon 1st overall in 1987.’

Sabres sign Reinhart

‘“We are very excited to have Sam under contract,” said Sabres General Manager Tim Murray. “We look forward to watching him develop and become an important part of our organization in the future.”’

Sabres sign Samuels-Thomas to entry-level contracr

‘The West Hartford, Connecticut native appeared in 34 games in his second season at Quinnipiac University during the 2013-14 season, compiling 29 points (13+16) and 46 penalty minutes. Samuels-Thomas was selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the seventh round (203rd overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.’

The Sabres Report - July 12, 2014

Sabres’ camp will have top prospects   

Buffalo News:

‘The 41-player roster will take part in both on-ice and off-ice workouts with the goal to show prospective players the basics of the Sabres’ system along with conditioning programs for NHL players.’

Development camp roster announced

‘On-ice camp sessions throughout the week will be open to the public and a free intra-squad scrimmage will take place on Tuesday, July 15, at 7 p.m. The scrimmage will include three 20-minute periods with stopped time.’

The Sabres Report - July 11, 2014

Buffalo Sabres invite Saginaw Spirit defenseman Brandon Prophet to camp   

Saginaw News:

‘ The 6-foot-2, 200-pound blueliner was passed over in the 2014 NHL Entry Selection, but he’s been invited to attend the Sabres’ development camp.’

The Sabres Report - July 10, 2014

College coach on Sabres prospect Jordan Samuels-Thomas: ‘He’s got high-end potential’   

Olean Times Herald:

‘“My feeling is he’s ready to be a high-impact player at the AHL level,” he said. “He has the potential to play in the NHL. He just needs to keep working on his game. The main thing I think he needs to improve on is his consistency, bringing it every night and being great every night.”’

Sabres acquire Samuels-Thomas

‘Samuels-Thomas (6’3”, 195 lbs., 5/28/90) appeared in 34 games in his second season at Quinnipiac University during the 2013-14 season, compiling 29 points (13+16) and 46 penalty minutes. In four seasons with Quinnipiac and Bowling Green State University, he has totaled 104 points (50+54) and 162 penalty minutes in 138 NCAA games.’

The Sabres Report - July 9, 2014

McCormick excited to return to Buffalo Sabres   

Olean Times Herald:

‘“It’s home to us,” said McCormick, who has a wife, Alyssa, and two young daughters, Aubrey and Ava. “It’s where we want our girls to grow up. It was perfect.”’

The Sabres Report - July 8, 2014

Lemieux a chip off the old block

‘“Those are big shoes to fill. I was pretty hated,” he said. “Hopefully he’s not [as hated]. As his father, I hope he doesn’t get to that level but he likes to play as that instigator and [be an] in-your-face kind of player.”’

Sabres moves, Kiko injury vex Buffalo’s greatest sports fan   

Buffalo News:

‘“The Sabres were supposed to suck again, right?” he said. “The idea was to lose big, get back into the lottery and have a shot at that McDavid kid, a once in generation player. Then Tim Murray goes out and signs five free agents!”’