SABRES SIGN FORWARD EVAN RODRIGUES

BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 22, 2015) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed free agent forward Evan Rodrigues to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Rodrigues (5’11”, 176 lbs., 7/28/93) recently finished his senior season at Boston University, recording 61 points (21+40) while helping the Terriers advance to the championship game of the 2015 NCAA Tournament. An assistant captain of the 2014-15 Terriers squad, he ranked second in the nation in assists per game (0.98) and in total points (61). His four points (3+1) in two games played in this year’s NCAA Tournament earned him Most Outstanding Player of Northeast Regional and All-Regional Team honors in the NCAA Tournament.

“Evan is a very talented young player who has displayed exceptional growth during his four years at BU,” said Buffalo Sabres General Manager Tim Murray. “We look forward to adding another talented piece to our group.”

In his four seasons at Boston University, Rodrigues amassed 121 points (42+79) in 146 games played and registered a 0.83 points-per-game average. He was also named a Hockey East Second Team All-Star in his sophomore and senior seasons.

Prior to his collegiate career, the Etobicoke, Ontario native played two seasons with the Georgetown Raiders of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL).

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SABRES ASSIGN FIVE PLAYERS TO ROCHESTER

BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 13, 2015) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned the following players to the Rochester Americans (AHL): Forwards Mikhail Grigorenko, Johan Larsson and Phil Varone; defenseman Chad Ruhwedel and goaltender Matt Hackett.

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NOLAN RELIEVED OF DUTIES AS SABRES’ HEAD COACH

BUFFALO, N.Y (April 12, 2015)Buffalo Sabres General Manger Tim Murray today announced Ted Nolan has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the Buffalo Sabres.  In addition, Murray also announced Danny Flynn has been relieved of his duties as an assistant coach and the contracts of Bryan Trottier and Tom Coolen will not be renewed.

**Murray will be available to the media this evening at 7:45 p.m. in the post-game press conference room at First Niagara Center**

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Locker Cleanout Audio

Brian Gionta

Rasmus Ristolainen

Nikita Zadorov

Matt Moulson

Josh Gorges

Evander Kane

Cody Hodgson

Anders Lindback

Zach Bogosian

Tyler Ennis

Zemgus Girgensons

Chad Johnson

Patrick Kaleta

Mikhail Grigorenko

Post-Game Report: 4/11 vs. PIT

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Penguins
(43-27-12)
0 1 1 2 38
Sabres
(23-51-8)
0 0 0 0 28

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s loss, the Sabres fall to 22-15-7 all-time in season finales.
  • The Sabres have lost six straight games to the Penguins for the first time since they did so from  Feb. 1, 2010 to March 8, 2011.
  • Buffalo and Pittsburgh have now had 20 consecutive games decided in regulation. The last overtime game was a 2-1 Penguins shootout win on Dec. 19, 2009 in Buffalo.
  • Nicolas Deslauriers recorded two hits tonight and ended the game ranked ninth in the league with 261. Deslauriers was the only Sabres player to play in all 82 games in the 2014-15 season.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres defenseman Mike Weber

Penguins head coach Mike Johnston

Penguins forward Sidney Crosby

Penguins forward Brandon Sutter

Penguins defenseman Ian Cole