SABRES ANNOUNCE 2014 PRESEASON SCHEDULE

CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game returns to Buffalo Sept. 25

BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 31, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team’s 2014 preseason schedule. The team will play six games, including three home games at First Niagara Center. The CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, which features the top American-born prospects eligible for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, returns to Buffalo this fall and will take place on Sept. 25 at First Niagara Center. Tickets for the Sabres’ preseason games and the All-American Prospects Game will go on sale Aug. 25 at 10 a.m.

Below is the complete 2014 Buffalo Sabres preseason schedule:

Sept. 21 Buffalo @ Washington 5:00 p.m. Verizon Center
Sept. 23 Buffalo vs. Carolina 7:00 p.m. First Niagara Center
Sept. 25 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game 7:00 p.m. First Niagara Center
Sept. 26 Buffalo vs. Toronto 7:00 p.m. First Niagara Center
Sept. 28 Buffalo @ Toronto 7:00 p.m. Air Canada Centre
Oct. 1 Buffalo vs. Washington 7:00 p.m. First Niagara Center
Oct. 3 Buffalo @ Carolina 7:00 p.m. PNC Arena

Sabres Preseason Ticket Prices:

Section                         Price

200 Club                            $35
200 Ends                           $35
100 Pref. Rinkside        $35
100 II Rinkside               $35
100 III Rinkside              $35
100 Preferred                 $25
100 Level II                     $20
100 Level III                  $20
100 Level IV                   $20
300 Level I                      $20
300 Level II                    $15
300 Level III                  $15
300 Level IV                   $15

CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game Prices:
100/200 Level: $15
300 Level: $10

SABRES SIGN LUKE ADAM TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 27, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Luke Adam to a one-year, two-way contract.

Adam (6’2″, 206 lbs., 6/18/90) has played in parts of four seasons with the Sabres since being drafted by Buffalo in the second round (44th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. In 2013-14, Adam led the Sabres’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Rochester Americans, in goals and ranked second on the team in overall points with 49 (29+20) in 59 games played. His 29 goals tied his career high, which he set in 2010-11 with the Portland Pirates (AHL), and was tied for eighth-most goals in the AHL. In February 2014, Adam played in his second AHL All-Star game.

Last season, Adam was called up to play with the Sabres twice. In 87 NHL games with the Sabres, Adam has recorded 26 points (15+11) through 87 games played.

The St. John’s, Newfoundland native has amassed 161 points (77+84) in 210 AHL games with the Americans and the Pirates. He was awarded the 2010-11 Dudley “Red” Garrett Memorial Award as the AHL’s outstanding rookie and also earned a spot on the 2010-11 AHL All-Rookie Team.

SABRES SIGN BENOIT TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 23, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year contract.

Benoit (1/6/84, 5’11”, 191 lbs) played with the Colorado Avalanche in 2013-14, appearing in 79 regular-season games and recording a career-high 28 points (7+21). He also played in seven playoff games with the Avalanche, recording an assist. Prior to being signed by Colorado in July 2013, Benoit played parts of two seasons with the Ottawa Senators. In 120 career NHL games, Benoit has registered 39 points (10+29) and 40 penalty minutes.

A native of St. Albert, Ontario, Benoit was signed to an entry-level contract by the Montreal Canadiens in 2006 after playing five seasons with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League.

11 SABRES GAMES TO AIR ON NBCSN IN 2014-15

BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 22, 2014) — The National Hockey League and the Buffalo Sabres have announced the schedule of Sabres games that will air nationally on NBCSN, the national television partner of the NHL in the U.S. Eleven Sabres games in 2014-15 will be broadcast on NBCSN, with the remaining 71 games to be broadcast on MSG, the team’s local TV rights-holder.

Sabres game telecasts scheduled for NBCSN will air exclusively on that network and will not be available on MSG in the Buffalo and Rochester markets. However, the Sabres’ team broadcast of the games, with Sabres broadcasters Rick Jeanneret, Dan Dunleavy and Rob Ray, will be available on a radio-only broadcast on WGR 550 in Buffalo.

In 2013-14, Sabres games on MSG again achieved the second-highest local TV ratings in the NHL.

Below is a list of all Sabres games airing on NBCSN in 2014-15:

  • Oct. 14 at Carolina, 7:30
  • Nov. 11 at St. Louis, 8:00
  • Nov. 18 vs. San Jose, 7:30
  • Dec. 2 vs. Tampa Bay, 7:30
  • Dec. 9 vs. Los Angeles, 7:30
  • Jan. 18 at Detroit, 8:00
  • Feb. 15 vs. Philadelphia, 7:30
  • Feb. 17 at New Jersey, 7:30
  • March 3 at Tampa Bay, 7:30
  • March 16 vs. Washington, 7:00
  • March 17 at Boston, 7:30

TIME CHANGES FOR 7 SABRES GAMES IN 2014-15

BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 22, 2014) — The National Hockey League and the Buffalo Sabres have announced time changes for seven Sabres games in the 2014-15 regular season. Game times were adjusted to accommodate national television broadcasts. The games are listed below with their new times.

Tue., Oct. 14                at Carolina                 7:30 p.m.
Tue., Nov. 18               vs. San Jose               7:30 p.m.
Tue., Dec. 2                 vs. Tampa Bay           7:30 p.m.
Tue., Dec. 9                 vs. Los Angeles         7:30 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 18               at Detroit                    8:00 p.m.
Tue., Feb. 17               at New Jersey             7:30 p.m.
Tue., March 17            at Boston                    7:30 p.m.