BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 26, 2017) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed defenseman Devante Stephens to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Stephens (6’1”, 172 lbs., 1/2/1997) recently completed his third season with the Kelowna Rockets (WHL), where he established career highs in goals (13), assists (22) and points (35) during the 2016-17 season. His goal total paced all Rockets defensemen and ranked ninth in the WHL.
Buffalo’s fifth-round pick (122nd overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft, Stephens has recorded 57 points (19+38) and a plus-56 rating in 203 career WHL games. The Surrey, British Columbia native has added 11 assists and a plus-6 rating in 46 career WHL playoff games.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 20, 2017) — Buffalo Sabres Owner Terry Pegula has issued the following statement:
“After reviewing the past season and looking at the future of our organization, Kim and I have decided to relieve General Manager Tim Murray and Head Coach Dan Bylsma of their duties. We want to thank Tim and Dan for their hard work and efforts that they have put in during their tenures with the club. We wish them luck. We have begun the process to fill these positions immediately.”
BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 10, 2017) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned forwards Alexander Nylander and Evan Rodrigues, and goaltender Linus Ullmark to the Rochester Americans (AHL).
BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 8, 2017) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Sean Malone to a two-year, entry-level contract.
A native of West Seneca, New York, Malone (6’0”, 190 lbs., 4/30/1995) recently completed his senior season at Harvard University (ECAC), where he ranked third on the team with 42 points (18+24) in 36 games played. He finished his collegiate career with 99 points (42+57) and a plus-31 rating in 115 games.
Drafted by the Sabres in the sixth round (159th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft, Malone was named the Ivy League’s Co-Rookie of the Year following the 2013-14 season and earned All-ECAC Tournament Team honors this season.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 7, 2017) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled goaltender Linus Ullmark from the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Ullmark (6’4”, 221 lbs., 7/31/1993) joins the team for his seventh recall of the 2016-17 season. Through 53 games in his second AHL season, Buffalo’s sixth-round pick (163rd overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft is 25-26-2 with a .909 save percentage and leads the league with 1,464 saves.
The Lugnvik, Sweden native played 20 games for the Sabres as a rookie during the 2015-16 season, posting a .913 save percentage and a 2.60 goals-against average, but has not yet appeared in an NHL game this season. His 8-10-2 record in 2015-16 included wins in each of his last three NHL appearances.