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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 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. Apr 26 - 10:24 AM

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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.
Feb 25 - 6:14 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.
Feb 20 - 11:40 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.
Feb 18 - 4:32 PM

The Sabres recalled Nicholas Baptiste on Saturday.

The 21-year-old has posted 19 goals and 30 points in 42 games with AHL Rochester so far this season, and seems poised to add onto his two goals over 12 games with the Sabres today against the Blues.
Feb 18 - 12:35 PM

Nicholas Baptiste will report to AHL Rochester.

Baptiste has two goals in 12 games with Buffalo this season. He also has five goals and seven points in six AHL contests.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 05:53:00 PM

Nicholas Baptiste has been summoned by the Buffalo Sabres.

Baptiste was only sent down on Sunday. He has two goals in 10 games with Buffalo in 2016-17.
Source: NHL.com
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 12:13:00 PM

The Buffalo Sabres have returned Nicholas Baptiste to AHL Rochester.

Over 10 games with the Sabres, the young winger posted two goals with six PIMs. Still just 21-years-old, it seems likely that he'll be back with the team at some point.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 03:12:00 PM

Nicholas Baptiste scores in Wednesday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators.

Baptiste opened the scoring at the 2:49 mark of the first period, but unfortunately for Buffalo, they couldn't get themselves on the board again in this game. Cole Schneider and Derek Grant assisted on Baptiste's goal. Sam Reinhart scored in the shootout for Buffalo, but it wasn't enough to get them the win. Baptiste has two goals in eight games in 2016-17.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 11:47:00 PM

The Buffalo Sabres have summoned Nicholas Baptiste from AHL Rochester and he is slated to play Sunday versus Winnipeg.

Baptiste has played in seven games so far this season, two with Buffalo and five with Rochester. The 21-year-old has posted three goals and five points down on the farm, plus one more goal while with the big club. He's beginning to appear as an under-the-radar rookie worth paying attention to.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 01:01:00 PM

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.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 09:58:00 AM

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.
Source: NHL.com
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 06:24:00 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.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 02:42:00 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.
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 10:05:00 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.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 03:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Zemgus Girgensons
4Johan Larsson
LW1Evander Kane
2Tyler Ennis
3Marcus Foligno
4Nicolas Deslauriers
5William Carrier
6Alexander Nylander
7C.J. Smith
8Cody McCormick
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Matt Moulson
4Brian Gionta
5Nicholas Baptiste
6Evan Rodrigues
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Jake McCabe
5Josh Gorges
6Cody Franson
7Justin Falk
8Taylor Fedun
G1Robin Lehner
2Anders Nilsson
3Linus Ullmark