STATEMENT FROM TIM MURRAY REGARDING ROBIN LEHNER’S WITHDRAWAL FROM 2016 WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2016

“As Robin continues to progress during the offseason in his rehab from last season’s ankle injury, he felt that it was best to withdraw from Team Sweden for the upcoming World Cup. Robin felt it was important to continue his rehab in Buffalo to prepare for training camp. He has been working out both on and off the ice and we look forward to seeing him on the ice with our team next month.”

SABRES SEASON TICKET SALES CAPPED AT MORE THAN 16,000

Renewals top 90 percent for 11th consecutive year

BUFFALO, N.Y. (August 26, 2016) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has capped season ticket sales for the 2016-17 season at more than 16,000 tickets. The cap is designed to ensure the availability of Mini-Packs and individual game tickets for all fans.

The Sabres had 97 percent of season ticket holders renew their tickets for the 2016-17 season, marking the 11th consecutive season featuring a renewal rate higher than 90 percent. More than 2,000 fans remain on the Blue & Gold Club season ticket waiting list.

“A 97 percent season ticket renewal rate is a remarkable achievement for any professional team,” Sabres president Russ Brandon said. “We’re lucky to have a fan base that consistently provides so much support and we look forward to rewarding our fans’ passion by building on last season’s improvement.”

With season ticket sales capped, fans are encouraged to order Mini-Packs to save on box office prices and guarantee the best possible seat locations. Fans that held Mini-Packs last season can renew them starting on Wednesday, Aug. 31. More information regarding renewals will be sent to current Mini-Pack holders this week. Mini-Packs will be available to the general public on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Purchasing a Mini-Pack gives fans an opportunity to save up to 27 percent off current box office prices. Mini-Pack holders also avoid ticket service charges and will have the ability to purchase playoff tickets before they go on sale to the general public (based on availability).

Fans who wish to become members of the Blue & Gold Club can enroll at Sabres.com. In addition to being added to the priority waiting list for Buffalo Sabres season tickets, members get the opportunity to purchase individual regular-season game tickets before the general public (based on availability), and also receive 10 percent off purchases at the Sabres Store and a discount of up to 30 percent on Mini-Pack purchases.

Individual game tickets for the 2016-17 regular season will go on sale to all fans on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. The Sabres have introduced a new dynamic ticket pricing model for all Sabres home games in the 2016-17 regular season that will adjust ticket prices to better reflect demand throughout the season.

Tickets can be purchased online at Sabres.com, in person at the First Niagara Center Box Office or by phone at 1-888-223-6000.

SABRES ANNOUNCE NEW DYNAMIC TICKET PRICING STRUCTURE

Prices, on-sale dates for regular season and preseason games announced

BUFFALO, N.Y. (August 24, 2016) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced a new dynamic ticket pricing model for all Sabres home games in the 2016-17 regular season that will adjust ticket prices to better reflect demand throughout the season.

The new pricing plan was developed through a partnership with Qcue, a dynamic pricing company that has previously partnered with several other sports and entertainment organizations. The plan categorizes each game into one of three pricing tiers to determine the initial box office ticket price for individual game tickets. Games are categorized based on the opponent, time of the year, day of the week, classic rivalries and games against marquee players.

As fans purchase tickets, the price of each individual game can rise or fall to better reflect the demand for tickets. Ticket prices may decrease below the initial box office price, but will never fall below season ticket prices. The pricing plan for the 2016-17 season includes eight Tier 1 games, 20 Tier 2 games and 13 Tier 3 games.

Click here for a breakdown of pricing tiers by game.

The team also announced that single-game tickets for the 2016-17 regular season will go on sale on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. Tickets for the team’s 2016 preseason home games will go on sale today at 10. a.m. Buffalo will play two home games during the preseason: Sept. 27 vs. Ottawa and Sept. 30 vs. Toronto.

Mini-Packs, which go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, Sept. 7, will once again give fans the opportunity to create their own ticket package comprised of anywhere from five to 40 games. By purchasing a Mini-Pack, fans can save up to 27 percent off initial box office prices. Existing Mini-Pack holders will have the opportunity to renew their package beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 31. Additionally, Mini-Pack holders will not pay a ticket service charge and will have the ability to purchase playoff tickets before they go on sale to the general public (based on availability).

A breakdown of ticket prices for the 2016-17 season is below, denoting box office and Mini-Pack prices. The full season schedule with game pricing designations is attached to this release.

Preseason

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

Section

Box
Office

Box
Office

Mini-
Pack

Box
Office

Mini-
Pack

Box
Office

Mini-
Pack

200 Club

$45

$195

$145

$155

$125

$135

$118

200 Ends

$45

$195

$145

$155

$125

$135

$118

100 Preferred Rink

$45

$195

N/A

$155

N/A

$135

N/A

100 II Rink

$45

$195

N/A

$155

N/A

$135

N/A

100 III Rink

$45

$195

N/A

$155

N/A

$135

N/A

100 Preferred

$45

$180

$131

$150

$120

$105

$90

100 Level II

$35

$155

$116

$116

$90

$89

$75

100 Level III

$30

$133

N/A

$95

N/A

$75

N/A

100 Level IV

$30

$118

N/A

$75

N/A

$62

N/A

300 Level I

$30

$102

$77

$93

$75

$74

$62

300 Level II

$25

$85

$64

$72

$60

$58

$47

300 Level III

$22

$70

$51

$59

$55

$49

$43

300 Level IV

$22

$70

$51

$59

$55

$49

$43

Tickets can be purchased online at Sabres.com, in person at the First Niagara Center Box Office or by phone at 1-888-223-6000.

PROSPECTS CHALLENGE RETURNS IN 2016

BUFFALO, N.Y. (August 2, 2016) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will again host the Prospects Challenge, presented by Tops Friendly Markets, from September 16 to 19 at HarborCenter.                    

The Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils will compete with the Sabres in the round-robin challenge featuring prospects from each team. The participating teams will each play two games during the course of the event, which is being held entirely at HarborCenter this year.

Tickets for the games are $10 and will go on sale on Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased in person at the First Niagara Center Box Office, by phone at 1-888-223-6000 or online at Sabres.com.

A full schedule for the Prospects Challenge is below:

Friday, Sept. 16

  • Buffalo practice: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • New Jersey practice: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Boston practice: 3 – 5 p.m.

 Saturday, Sept. 17

  • Buffalo morning skate: 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Boston practice: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • New Jersey morning skate: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Buffalo vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 18

  • Buffalo practice: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Boston morning skate: 10 – 11 a.m.
  • New Jersey morning skate: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Boston vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 19

  • Buffalo morning skate: 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Boston morning skate: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Buffalo vs. Boston, 7 p.m.

SABRES SIGN DEFENSEMAN BURGDOERFER

BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 21, 2016) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed defenseman Erik Burgdoerfer to a one-year, two-way contract.

Burgdoerfer (6’2”, 210 lbs., 12/11/1988) spent all of last season with the Hershey Bears (AHL), where he recorded 20 points (6+14) and 59 penalty minutes in 74 games. He also added four points (0+4) and 18 penalty minutes in 21 playoff games for the Bears.

In 135 career AHL games, the East Setauket, New York native has 28 points (7+21) and 121 penalty minutes. Burgdoerfer has also added 75 points (22+53) and 290 penalty minutes in 272 career ECHL contests.