“Buffalo’s longest tenured player, McKee was the Sabres first round choice (14th overall) in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.’
Archives for September 9, 2005
'The Buffalo Sabres, in conjunction with WGR Sports Radio 550, announced today that fans will be able to purchase tickets at the special price of $5.50 for the Sabres pre-season home games at HSBC Arena on Saturday, September 17 against the Washington Capitals, and Wednesday, September 28 versus the Ottawa Senators.'
'Darcy Regier said on Thursday that McKee still fits in the Sabres team, but he must prove he can get through a season without being hurt.'
'McKee will earn $1.6 million this season before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2006.'
'Drafted 14th overall in 1995, McKee is the longest-tenured current Sabre, having made his debut in 1995-96. In 507 career games, he has 12 goals, 70 assists and 413 penalty minutes.'
'"We're very glad to have Jay under contract," said general manager Darcy Regier. He's been a valuable contributor to this team for the last eight years. We can now begin training camp on Monday knowing that we have all of our players under contract."'
‘TSN has learned that the Buffalo Sabres and restricted free agent defenceman Jay McKee have agreed to a one-year, $1.6-million contract for the upcoming season.’
'"If you start thinking about retirement, then it's time to retire," Patrick said. "I had never let those thoughts creep in before. But this time they were there, and since my mind was starting to lean that way I figured it was time."'
'Is Rangers' all-time, third-leading scoring defenseman, behind Brian Leetch and Ron Greschner.'
'Patrick spent his final six seasons in Buffalo. "When I first came, I thought I was here for one year," Patrick said. "It's been a great ride the whole time."'