BUFFALO, N.Y. (August 2, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired forward Jeff Skinner from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for forward Cliff Pu, a second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, a third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft and a sixth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.
Skinner (5’11”, 200 lbs., 5/16/1992) joins the Sabres after spending his first eight NHL seasons with the Hurricanes. In his 579 career games, he has totaled 379 points (204+175), scoring the 20th-most goals in the NHL during that span and tying for 10th-most at even strength (159).
A native of Toronto, Ontario, Skinner recorded 49 points (24+25) in 82 games last season, topping the 20-goal mark for the third consecutive season and the sixth time in his career. He finished the season tied for 12th among all NHL players with 89 goals during the last three seasons and tied for seventh with 74 even-strength goals during that same span.
Skinner was selected by Carolina in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft. In his first season, he topped the 30-goal mark for the first of three times in his career, earning a Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (October 23, 2017) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Cliff Pu to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Pu (6’2”, 192 lbs., 6/3/1998) finished the 2016-17 season ranked eighth among all OHL skaters with 86 points (35+51) in 63 games for the London Knights. He has totaled 132 points (52+80) in 178 career OHL regular season games for London and the Oshawa Generals, including six points (1+5) so far in the 2017-18 season. The North York, Ontario native has recorded 20 points (10+10) in 37 OHL playoff games.
Buffalo’s third-round selection (69th overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft, Pu was a member of the London team that won the J. Ross Robertson Cup as OHL champions in 2016 and also helped the team to a 2016 Memorial Cup championship.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (September 23, 2017) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has returned forward Cliff Pu to the London Knights (OHL).
**An updated training camp roster can be found here.**
The Sabres now have 46 players (25 forwards, 15 defensemen and six goaltenders) on their training camp roster.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (September 26, 2016) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has returned forwards Vasily Glotov, Brandon Hagel and Cliff Pu, as well as defensemen Vojtech Budik, Austin Osmanski and Devante Stephens, to their respective junior clubs.
**Click here for an updated training camp roster (PDF).**
The Sabres now have 50 players (29 forwards, 16 defensemen and five goaltenders) on their training camp roster.