BUFFALO, N.Y. (February 27, 2016) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired forwards Alex Guptill, Eric O’Dell and Cole Schneider, as well as defenseman Michael Sdao, from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for forwards Jason Akeson and Phil Varone and defenseman Jerome Leduc.
Schneider (6’1”, 199 lbs., 8/26/1990) is a native of Williamsville, New York and was leading the Binghamton Senators (AHL) with 42 points (17+25) in 54 games this season. The forward has 191 points (83+108) in 263 career games for Binghamton.
O’Dell (6’0”, 195 lbs., 6/21/1990) was leading Binghamton with 18 goals and ranked second with 37 points (18+19) in 50 games this season. Guptill (6’3”, 190 lbs., 3/5/1992) has spent time in both the AHL and ECHL this season, posting a combined 24 points (14+10) in 41 games played, including one assist in three AHL games for Binghamton.
Sdao (6’4”, 229 lbs., 7/3/1989) had two assists and a plus-4 rating in 17 games for Binghamton this season. In 123 career AHL games, the defenseman has 18 points (9+9) and a plus-19 rating.
- The Sabres have earned their first win against the Jets since their 6-5 overtime win on Nov. 8, 2011, the first meeting between the teams after the Thrashers’ move to Winnipeg.
- With a 31-27 advantage tonight, the Sabres have now outshot or tied their opponents in five consecutive games for the first time since they did it in six straight from Nov. 6 to 17, 2010.
- The Sabres had 12 different point-scorers tonight for the first time since their 6-2 win vs. PIT on Feb. 19, 2012.
- Tonight’s win was the Sabres’ first of the season in games in which they trailed after two periods.
- With his goal tonight, Matt Moulson now has 18 points (11+7) in 16 games against Winnipeg/Atlanta, including eight (5+3) in his last seven.
- In his second game of the season, Matt Ellis scored his first goal since Jan. 13, 2012.
Sabres interim head coach Ted Nolan
Sabres forward Steve Ott
Sabres forward Marcus Foligno
Sabres forward Matt Ellis
Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller
Jets head coach Claude Noel
Jets forward Eric O’Dell
Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien
Jets forward Olli Jokinen