BUFFALO, N.Y. (December 16, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team has acquired forward Jerry D’Amigo from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Luke Adam. D’Amigo will join the Sabres’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Rochester Americans.
“We feel that this was a good deal that gave both teams a player they were looking for,” said Sabres General Manager Tim Murray. “Jerry brings a tremendous work ethic to our organization and we know he’ll have an immediate impact with the Amerks. Luke has been a steady force for our clubs since he was drafted in 2008 and we wish him luck as he joins the Blue Jackets’ organization.”
D’Amigo (5’11”, 205 lbs., 2/19/91) was acquired by Columbus in July 2014 and has appeared in 28 games this season for the club’s AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons, tallying seven points (3+4) and 26 penalty minutes.
Prior to joining the Columbus organization, D’Amigo spent four seasons with the Toronto Marlies (AHL) and recorded 118 points (57+61) in 240 regular-season games, adding 36 points (15+21) in 40 career AHL postseason contests. A 2009 sixth-round Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick (158th overall), the forward made his first NHL appearance in 2013-14 with the Maple Leafs, logging three points (1+2) in 22 NHL games.
The Binghamton, N.Y. native played for Team USA at the World Junior Championship in 2010 and 2011, helping the United States win gold in 2010 and a bronze medal in 2011. He also played for the U.S. National U-18 Team for three seasons and was the team’s scoring leader in 2008-09.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (September 26, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres have assigned 11 players to the Rochester Americans (AHL) and have returned two players to their respective junior clubs. The Sabres’ training camp roster is now at 37 players: 20 forwards, 12 defensemen and five goaltenders.
The following players have been assigned to Rochester: Forwards Luke Adam (pending waivers), William Carrier, Dan Catenacci, Colin Jacobs, Justin Kea, Jordan Samuels-Thomas, Kevin Sundher and Phil Varone; Defensemen Brady Austin, Jerome Leduc and Chad Ruhwedel.
The following players were returned to their junior clubs: Forwards Justin Bailey (Kitchener, OHL) and Brendan Lemieux (Barrie, OHL).
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 27, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Luke Adam to a one-year, two-way contract.
Adam (6’2″, 206 lbs., 6/18/90) has played in parts of four seasons with the Sabres since being drafted by Buffalo in the second round (44th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. In 2013-14, Adam led the Sabres’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Rochester Americans, in goals and ranked second on the team in overall points with 49 (29+20) in 59 games played. His 29 goals tied his career high, which he set in 2010-11 with the Portland Pirates (AHL), and was tied for eighth-most goals in the AHL. In February 2014, Adam played in his second AHL All-Star game.
Last season, Adam was called up to play with the Sabres twice. In 87 NHL games with the Sabres, Adam has recorded 26 points (15+11) through 87 games played.
The St. John’s, Newfoundland native has amassed 161 points (77+84) in 210 AHL games with the Americans and the Pirates. He was awarded the 2010-11 Dudley “Red” Garrett Memorial Award as the AHL’s outstanding rookie and also earned a spot on the 2010-11 AHL All-Rookie Team.
Luke Adam assigned to Rochester
BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 8, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled defenseman Mark Pysyk and goaltender Andrey Makarov (mah-KAHR-rahv) from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL) on an emergency basis. The team also announced it has assigned forward Luke Adam to Rochester.
Pysyk (1/11/92, 6’1″, 193 lbs) joins the Sabres for his second recall of the year and third stint in Buffalo this season after beginning the 2013-14 season with the team. He has appeared in 42 games with the Sabres this season, recording six points (1+5). While playing with the Amerks in 2013-14, Pysyk has notched 12 points (1+11) through 27 games played.
Since being drafted by the Sabres in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, he has played in 61 career NHL games over two seasons, tallying 11 points (2+9).
Makarov (4/20/93, 6’1″, 180 lbs) joins the Sabres for his first career NHL recall after being signed by Buffalo as an undrafted free agent in 2012. Since being recalled by the Amerks from the ECHL on March 17, Makarov has appeared in six games for Rochester, posting a 3-3-0 record and registering a 2.70 goals-against average and .912 save percentage.
Prior to joining the Amerks, Makarov played in 31 games with the Fort Wayne Komets (ECHL) this year, posting a record of 15-11-2-2 with a 2.79 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage in his first season of professional hockey. Last season, he played in 61 games with the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League (WHL), posting a record of 37-17-2-3 with a 2.62 goals-against average, a .919 save percentage and seven shutouts, and was named the Outstanding Goaltender for the 2013 Memorial Cup. In 115 career WHL games with Saskatoon, the Kazan, Russia native went 66-38-3-4 with a 2.80 goals-against average, a .916 save percentage and nine shutouts.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 4, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled forward Luke Adam from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL) on an emergency basis.
Adam (6/18/90, 6’2″, 206 lbs) joins the Sabres for the third time this season, most recently for a one-game stint after being recalled on March 7. He is the Amerks’ top goal scorer in 2013-14, with 27 goals and 47 points through 53 games played this season.
In four seasons with the Sabres organization, Adam has appeared in 85 NHL games and recorded 26 points (15+11). The St. John’s, Newfoundland native was drafted by Buffalo in the second round (44th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and signed a one-year contract with the Sabres in July 2013.