Category Archives: News Release

SABRES ASSIGN BORGEN TO ROCHESTER

BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 3, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned defenseman William Borgen to the Rochester Americans (AHL).

SABRES RECALL TENNYSON

BUFFALO, N.Y. (March 28, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled defenseman Matt Tennyson from the Rochester Americans (AHL).

Tennyson (6’2”, 205 lbs., 4/23/1990) joins the Sabres for the fourth time this season, having skated in four games with the club in total. The Minneapolis, Minnesota native has recorded 20 points (4+16) in 45 games with the Americans this season, including an assist in each of his last two games. In his career, Tennyson has totaled 20 points (3+17) in 124 NHL games with Buffalo, the Carolina Hurricanes and the San Jose Sharks.

SABRES ASSIGN THOMPSON TO ROCHESTER

BUFFALO, N.Y. (March 28, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned forward Tage Thompson to the Rochester Americans (AHL).

SABRES RECALL OLOFSSON

BUFFALO, N.Y. (March 27, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled forward Victor Olofsson from the Rochester Americans (AHL).

Olofsson (5’11”, 181 lbs., 7/18/1995) joins the Sabres for his first career recall in the midst of a three-game point streak during which he has recorded seven points (3+4) with the Americans.

In his first season in North America, Olofsson has recorded a team-high 60 points (27+33) through 64 AHL games, leading all Rochester skaters in goals and assists. He is tied for the AHL lead with nine game-winning goals in 2018-19 and also ranks in the top 10 in the league in points (T-5th) and goals (T-10th).

Olofsson was selected by the Sabres in the seventh round (181st overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft. He signed a two-year contract with the team in April of 2018 after finishing his third full SHL season with career highs in both goals (27) and points (43) for Frölunda, leading all SHL players in both goals and power-play goals (14). The Ornskoldsvik, Sweden native totaled 60 goals in 200 career SHL games from 2013-14 to 2017-18, converting on 15 percent of his 400 shots in Sweden’s top professional league

SABRES SIGN FITZGERALD TO ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRACT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (March 26, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed defenseman Casey Fitzgerald to a two-year, entry-level contract with an AAV of $925,000. Fitzgerald will sign an ATO and report to the Rochester Americans (AHL). The entry-level contract will begin starting with the 2019-20 season.

Fitzgerald (5’11”, 186 lbs., 2/25/1997) recently finished his senior season at Boston College (Hockey East), where he recorded 82 points (17+65) in 151 career games and served as captain during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.

During his tenure with the Eagles, Fitzgerald earned several Hockey East accolades, highlighted by his Best Defensive Defenseman and Second All-Star Team honors as a junior in 2017-18. As a senior, he was selected as a Hockey East All-Star Honorable Mention. A native of North Reading, Massachusetts, he also won a gold medal with the United States at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.

The Sabres selected Fitzgerald in the third round (86th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft after a 27-point freshman season at Boston College that earned him Hockey East All-Rookie honors.