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Nicholas Baptiste | Winger | #73

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (21) / 8/4/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 206
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 3 (69) / BUF

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Nicholas Baptiste might end up staying in AHL Rochester for a little while.
Baptiste was one of three players demoted on Friday and at the time it looked like it might just be a short-term stint as the Sabres weren't scheduled to play until Tuesday anyways. All three players got in some work on Friday and Saturday, but while the other two - Casey Nelson and Hudson Fasching - were recalled on Sunday, Baptiste remained in the minors. So it seems that for Baptiste, this AHL stint is about more than just playing a couple games while the Sabres are off. Oct 24 - 9:58 AM

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Nicholas Baptiste has been sent to AHL Rochester.

Baptiste has a goal in two games with Buffalo this season. The Sabres are off until Tuesday, so heading to the minors gives him an opportunity to get some extra work in.
Oct 21 - 6:24 PM

Nicolas Baptiste was credited with the first goal of his career in the Sabres 2-1 loss to Vancouver on Thursday.

Sabres rookie Nicholas Baptiste threw the puck into the crease from below the goal line and it bounced in off the skate of Canucks forward Jack Skille. The goal was waved off because the referee said Deslauriers knocked it in with his body, but that call was overturned after a lengthy review. Interesting way to get the first goal of your career but they all count the same. The 21-year-old had just 5:49 seconds of ice-time in the game.
Oct 21 - 2:42 AM

Nicholas Baptiste made his NHL debut Tuesday night.

He saw just 8:50 of ice time and posted a plus-1 rating. The 21-year-old forward started on a line with Derek Grant and Matt Moulson, but he spent most of his time with Zemgus Girgensons and Tyler Ennis.
Oct 19 - 10:05 AM

The Buffalo Sabres have recalled Nicholas Baptiste from AHL Rochester.

The 21-year-old has no NHL experience, but has posted 30 points in 70 career AHL games. He does not boast any fantasy value.
Oct 15 - 3:38 PM

Nicholas Baptiste suffered a lower-back injury in Friday's preseason loss to the Maple Leafs.

Baptiste exited the game in the second period and never returned. The 21-year-old is considered day-to-day at this point. Baptiste scored 13 goals and 28 points in 63 AHL games last season.
Oct 1 - 10:28 AM

Nicholas Baptiste has been cut by team Canada's world junior hockey team.

Baptiste was Buffalo's third round pick in 2013. He will head back to his junior team. The tournament gets under way on boxing day in Montreal and Toronto.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 05:42:00 PM

The Sabres have signed Nicholas Baptise to an entry-level contract.

Baptise was Buffalo's 3rd round pick in 2012. He tore up the OHL this past season playing in Sudbury scoring 45 goals and registering 89 points in 65 games. Baptise stands a very good chance of making the Canadian Junior team this year and could be a factor with the Sabres as early as the 2015-16 season.
Sun, Jun 1, 2014 10:03:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Johan Larsson
4Zemgus Girgensons
5Derek Grant
LW1Evander Kane
2Tyler Ennis
3Marcus Foligno
4Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Matt Moulson
4Brian Gionta
5Hudson Fasching
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Jake McCabe
5Josh Gorges
6Cody Franson
7Casey Nelson
G1Robin Lehner
2Anders Nilsson
3Linus Ullmark