'"They were my favorite team growing up, ever since I started following hockey," said Kaleta, who was the Sabres sixth-round selection (176th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. "It's always been a dream of mine to just be a part of this organization, and when they drafted me, I was thrilled. And now this is a pretty big accomplishment for myself."'
Archives for February 21, 2007
'Kaleta has three goals, seven assists and a plus-one rating with the Amerks this season. The Buffalo, NY, native leads the team in penalty minutes with 87.'
'The Amerks will have no extra players and must play with 10 forwards and seven defensemen against San Antonio in tonight’s 7:05 American Hockey Leauge game at Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial.'
'The rugged Kaleta, the Sabres' sixth-round choice in 2004, has 10 points and 87 penalty minutes in 41 games for the Americans.'
'Kaleta is a hometown-product born and raised in Western New York where he attended St. Francis High School in Athol Springs just a few minutes south of Buffalo. The Angola native shuffled off to the Peterborough Petes of the OHL after a breakout sophomore season for the Red Raiders.'
'There are few obvious weaknesses in Butler's game as he is a solid 6'1 and 190 pounds and can clearly score at the collegiate level.'
'With all the other goaltenders — Patrick Lalime; whether the Sharks trade somebody — there are a lot of goaltenders and not enough buyers, leaving Buffalo in tough shape.'
'St. Francis product Patrick Kaleta has been called up to replace Daniel Paille as the Buffalo Sabres prepare for life without another player.'
'"It's almost expected now," co-captain Daniel Briere said. "We're lucky we only lost one guy tonight, so it's not bad at all. At some point they're bound to come back. I'm just trying to see the positive out of it. But, yeah, it's kind of ridiculous."'
'"He tried to get me the last game, but we didn't have as many defensemen so I wasn't fighting him then," said Campbell, who dropped the gloves for the first time in his six-year NHL career and earned his inaugural major penalty. "I don't think I'm cut out for it. It's something different for me, but I don't think I'll be making a career out of it anytime soon."'