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Nicholas Baptiste | Winger | #13

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/4/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 3 (69) / BUF

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The Buffalo Sabres have been a disaster of late when drafting after the second round.
Since 2010, the Sabres have had only seven goals scored total from their draft picks in the third round or later with all coming from the stick of Nicholas Baptiste. "Those later picks show the importance of having a strong organization across the board," GM Jason Botterill said. "When you're dealing with mid-round picks and later-round picks, it's making sure your amateur staff brings in the right people and then having a strong developmental model. These players are not just stepping right into the NHL. It's going to take time, whether it's in junior, college or the AHL, to build them up. You have to have the right coaching staff at every level as well to build them up. If you have weaknesses in any spot of your organization, it doesn't work." The Sabres have been a poor franchise of late but are expected to take Rasmus Dahlin first overall and he could be a franchise changer. Jun 18 - 7:03 AM

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Nicholas Baptiste has been assigned to Rochester of the AHL.

Baptiste appeared in 33 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season and he collected six points. He has seven goals and 18 points in 36 matches with the Americans this year.
Apr 8 - 12:32 PM

Nicholas Baptiste scored a pair of goals in Saturday's 5-3 win over Chicago.

Baptiste got his third and fourth goals of the season during the third period to tie the game and give the Sabres a lead they would not relinquish. The 22-year-old has five points in 22 games this season.
Mar 18 - 9:01 AM

Nicholas Baptiste has been called up by Buffalo.

Baptiste is back with the Sabres after Jack Eichel, who is out indefinitely due to a high-ankle sprain, was injured on Saturday. He has one goal in eight NHL appearances this year.
Feb 11 - 2:55 PM

The Buffalo Sabres have assigned Nicholas Baptiste to the minors.

Baptiste has one goal in eight games with the Sabres this season. He won't carry any fantasy value between now and the end of the season.
Feb 3 - 7:09 PM

The Buffalo Sabres have called up Nicholas Baptiste.

Baptiste has seven goals and 17 points in 34 AHL games this season. He has also played in four games with Buffalo, but hasn't recorded a point over that span.
Jan 19 - 12:42 PM

Nicholas Baptiste has been sent to AHL Rochester.

Baptiste has no points in four games with Buffalo this season. At the AHL level, he has three goals and five points in eight contests.
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 06:12:00 PM

Nicholas Baptiste skated alongside Sam Reinhart and Seth Griffith at Monday's practice.

Baptiste looks poised to make his season debut with Buffalo on Tuesday night versus Washington after he was scratched for the last two games. He posted three goals and one assist in 14 games with the Sabres last season.
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 09:30:00 AM

Nicholas Baptiste will be a healthy scratch as the Buffalo Sabres take on the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.

Baptiste has yet to dress in a game since being called up on November 1st. He tallied three goals and added an assist in 14 NHL games last season before starting this year in Rochester of the AHL. He is the only healthy body in the press box for the Sabres but he will be joined by Rasmus Ristolainen (Upper-body) and Justin Bailey (Lower-body)
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 07:57:00 PM

Nicholas Baptiste has been called up by the Buffalo Sabres.

Baptiste has three goals and five points in eight games this season. In 2016-17, he had three goals and four points in 14 contests with the Buffalo Sabres.
Wed, Nov 1, 2017 01:07:00 PM

Nicholas Baptiste has been sent to the AHL.

Baptiste might get summoned by Buffalo at some point during the season though. He had three goals and four points in 14 contests with the Sabres in 2016-17.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 12:49:00 PM

Nicholas Baptiste wants to claim an NHL spot out of training camp next year.

"My goal is to make the team," Baptiste said. "When I was up there, I showed that I could play up there and play with those guys. For me, it's bringing tons of speed. Obviously, my scoring ability is something that I've got to continue to do, bringing energy. I'll have a great opportunity next year to hopefully make that roster." He had three goals and one assist in 14 appearances with the Sabres in 2016-17. Baptiste also registered 25 markers and 41 points in 59 contests with Rochester of the AHL.
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 10:24:00 AM

Nicholas Baptiste, Justin Falk and Nicolas Deslauriers will be scratched from Saturday's match with the Avalanche.

Baptiste has managed to post four points along with 12 hits in 14 games this season with the Sabres. Falk has seven assists with 21 PIMs, 28 blocks and 77 hits in 41 games. Deslauriers meanwhile has accumulated 23 PIMs and 80 hits in 31 games.
Sat, Feb 25, 2017 06:14:00 PM

The Buffalo Sabres have sent Nicholas Baptiste to the minors.

The Sabres are on their bye week, so it makes sense to move some players to the AHL for a bit of extra work. Baptiste has three goals and four points in 14 games with Buffalo in 2016-17.
Mon, Feb 20, 2017 11:40:00 AM

Nicholas Baptiste posted both a goal and an assist for his first career multi-point game during Saturday's 3-2 win over the Blues.

The youngster now has three goals and four points in 13 games with the Sabres this season. This kid might be for keeps.
Sat, Feb 18, 2017 04:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jack Eichel
2Ryan O'Reilly
3Sam Reinhart
4Evan Rodrigues
5Johan Larsson
LW1Benoit Pouliot
2Zemgus Girgensons
3Nicholas Baptiste
4Jordan Nolan
5Scott Wilson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Jason Pominville
3Justin Bailey
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Marco Scandella
3Zach Bogosian
4Nathan Beaulieu
5Jake McCabe
6Josh Gorges
7Victor Antipin
8Justin Falk
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson