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Ted Nolan | Center

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (56) / 4/7/1958
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
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Kevin Devine's role with the Buffalo Sabres has shifted to player personnel director after he was the team's chief scout and assistant general manager.
Greg Royce and Mark Jakubowski took over those roles, respectively. The changes to the front office were announced earlier this month. In other moves, Randy Cunneyworth is now the player development coach after working with the team's prospects in AHL Rochester, former assistant coach Jerry Forton is an NCAA scout, Jason Long is the new co-ordinator of player development, Corey Smith will work as the video coach and Jim Kovachik is the club's pro scout, while Seamus Kotyk and Victor Nybladh will fill amateur scouting roles. Aug 21 - 9:32 AM

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The Sabres and NHL announced on Monday that the league's annual scouting combine will be held in Buffalo for the next two years at HarborCenter.

Sabres President Ted Black also announced that the team has submitted a bid to host the 2016 NHL Draft and they will inquire about getting an All-Star Game. Additionally, the organization plans to bid on the 2018 World Junior Championship. Buffalo is clearly looking to be a player in the hockey world, while attempting to lure people to their city.
Aug 19 - 9:32 AM

The Sabres are planning a "major announcement" for Monday at 1 p.m. where they are expected to be awarded hosting duties for the NHL Combine.

The combine is normally held in suburban Toronto, but Buffalo has placed a multi-year bid to host it at the new HarborCenter complex that is set to open in October. The Sabres are also in pursuit of hosting the 2016 NHL Draft, but it is not clear at this point whether that announcement will come on Monday. Senior NHL official Colin Campbell is set to speak t the conference, as well as Sabres and HarborCenter executives.
Aug 17 - 9:29 PM

Arturs Irbe will work as Buffalo's goaltending coach.

He was announced to the team's staff on Monday along with assistants Bryan Trottier, Danny Flynn and Tom Coolen. "I'm very happy with the group of talented hockey minds we were able to assemble for our coaching staff," head coach Ted Nolan said in a press release. "Each one of these coaches brings an extensive and different background from the hockey world and I'm confident they will help get our team to where it needs to go this season."
Aug 5 - 9:29 AM

Buffalo announced some more hires to their management staff on Monday.

Mark Jakubowski has been named assistant general manager, while Rob Murphy and Greg Royce will serve as the team's director of scouting and director of amateur scouting, respectively.
Aug 4 - 5:15 PM

Danny Flynn has reportedly joined the Buffalo Sabres' coaching staff.

Flynn served as the head coach of the QMJHL Moncton Wildcats for six seasons, but after the 2012-13 campaign, he was promoted by the Wildcats to serve as their director of hockey operations. Flynn will be working under head coach Ted Nolan for the third time in his career. Flynn served as an assistant coach in Moncton when Nolan was the bench boss in 2005-06 and also spent one campaign as Nolan's assistant during his tenure with the New York Islanders.
Jul 31 - 3:35 PM

Bryan Trottier will serve as an assistant coach with the Buffalo Sabres next season.

The young Sabres should benefit from Trottier's vast experience. He got into the Hall of Fame after winning the Stanley Cup six times as a player and won the Cup a seventh time in 2001 as an assistant coach with the Colorado Avalanche.
Jul 30 - 9:21 AM

The Buffalo Sabres could be players in free agency.

According to Capgeek.com, the Sabres have a team payroll of just $30,419,166, which places them far away from the required floor of $51 million. Buffalo has some roster spots to fill and they may have a overpay some veteran or marginal players to get their cap number up high enough.
Jun 30 - 10:34 AM

The Buffalo Sabres are looking to acquire another first round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

That's far easier said than done, but it's worth noting that Tyler Myers' name has been popular in the trade rumor mill on Friday. The Buffalo Sabres control the second overall pick in the draft.
Jun 27 - 6:18 PM

Buffalo has a busy start to the 2014-15 season.

The Sabres have 11 games over 22 days in October before playing a season-high 14 contests in November, where they have four back-to-back sets. From the start of the season through Nov. 5, 11 of the team's first 14 matches also come against clubs who were in the playoffs last year.
Jun 23 - 7:56 AM

The Sabres, who have the second overall pick in next week's amateur entry draft, would love it if defenseman Aaron Eklad fell to them.

Of course they don't expect the Panthers, who have the first pick or anyone team that will trade with the Panthers for that pick, to pass on Ekblad. Buffalo would then focus its attention on one of Sam Bennett, Sam Reinhart or Leon Draisaitl. The first round of the draft is scheduled to take place this coming Friday night. As always, it should be an exciting few hours. Make sure you follow Rotoworld for "real time" coverage and analysis.
Jun 21 - 9:40 AM

The Buffalo Sabres would like to host the NHL Scouting Combine.

Under the Sabres bid, they're inquiring about holding the event for at least the next three years. The Combine has traditionally been held near Toronto, but the NHL has opened the door for other teams to request to host the event.
Jun 15 - 9:48 AM

Sabres' coach Ted Nolan was very happy with the Kings' Stanley Cup victory Friday night.

His son Jordan, a Los Angeles forward, will be showing off a Stanley Cup ring next year at all Nolan get togehters. It will certainly be a happy Father's Day in the Nolan household this weekend.
Jun 14 - 9:29 AM

The Buffalo Sabres will end up with just one of a possible three first-round picks in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

The Sabres had a chance to get the New York Islanders and St. Louis Blues 2014 first rounders from the Thomas Vanek and Ryan Miller trades respectively. However, the Islanders exercised their option of keeping their 2014 pick and instead giving the Sabres their 2015 first rounder. Meanwhile, the conditions that would have allowed Buffalo to get the Blues' top pick in 2014 weren't met.
May 23 - 8:59 AM

The Buffalo Sabres will increase their ticket prices by 4% in 2014-15.

That's despite finishing dead last in the NHL with a 21-51-10 record. "We are grateful to our fans for their incredible loyalty and patience through a challenging season," Sabres President Ted Black said. "It's important to us to balance the affordability of our tickets against the opportunity to qualify for league revenue sharing." It's worth adding that season-ticket holders that renew by June 23 will receive a 6.5% rebate in an effort to keep long-term fans during the rebuilding process.
May 7 - 1:57 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Tyler Ennis
2Zemgus Girgensons
3Mikhail Grigorenko
4Johan Larsson
5Matt Ellis
LW1Matt Moulson
2Marcus Foligno
3Brian Flynn
4Cody McCormick
5Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Cody Hodgson
2Drew Stafford
3Brian Gionta
4Chris Stewart
5Patrick Kaleta
6Torrey Mitchell
D1Tyler Myers
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Josh Gorges
4Andrej Meszaros
5Mike Weber
6Andre Benoit
7Mark Pysyk
8Chad Ruhwedel
9Jake McCabe
G1Jhonas Enroth
2Michal Neuvirth