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O’REGAN, BAPTISTE SIGN ONE-YEAR DEALS

BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 15, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forwards Daniel O’Regan and Nicholas Baptiste to one-year, two-way contracts with average annual values of $874,125 and $787,500, respectively, at the NHL level.

Acquired by Buffalo in February 2018, O’Regan (5’10”, 185 lbs., 1/30/1994) recorded four assists in a career-high 21 NHL games spent with the Sabres and San Jose Sharks in his second professional season in 2017-18. The Berlin, Germany native made his professional debut in 2016-17, leading the San Jose Barracudas and all AHL rookies with 58 points (23+35) in 63 games to earn the Red Garrett Award as the AHL rookie of the year.

San Jose’s fifth-round selection (138th overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft, O’Regan has totaled five points (1+4) in 24 NHL games and 98 points (36+62) in 112 career AHL games. Prior to beginning his professional career, O’Regan played four seasons at Boston University, totaling 154 points (66+88) in 154 games.

Baptiste (6’1”, 205 lbs., 8/4/1995) appeared in a career-high 33 NHL games with the Sabres during the 2017-18 season, posting six points (4+2) and 45 shots on goal. A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Baptiste has recorded 10 points (7+3) in 47 career NHL games. He has added 87 points (45+42) in 159 games through three AHL seasons since being selected by the Sabres in the third round (69th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

SABRES QUALIFY SIX RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 25, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has tendered a qualifying offer to forwards Justin Bailey, Nick Baptiste, Sean Malone, Danny O’Regan, Sam Reinhart and C.J. Smith.

SABRES ASSIGN EIGHT TO ROCHESTER

BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 8, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned eight players to the Rochester Americans (AHL): Forwards Nicholas Baptiste, Alexander Nylander and Kevin Porter; defensemen Brendan Guhle, Casey Nelson and Matt Tennyson; goaltenders Linus Ullmark and Adam Wilcox.

Post-Game Report: 3/17 vs. Chicago

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Blackhawks
(30-34-8)
0 2 1 3 37
Sabres
(23-36-12)
1 1 3 5 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Today’s win was the Sabres’ first against the Blackhawks since Dec. 11, 2009, snapping a 0-9-3 slide against Chicago.
  • Nicholas Baptiste (two goals) earned his first career game-winning goal and his first career multi-goal performance.
  • With his 145th career point today (assist), Rasmus Ristolainen tied Dmitri Kalinin for 14th-most by a Sabres defenseman. He’s now six shy of tying Tyler Myers for 13th.
    • Ristolainen now has six assists in his last seven games against the Blackhawks.
  • With his goal today, Ryan O’Reilly has now reached the 20-goal mark in each of his three seasons with the Sabres.
    • The goal, his 12th power-play tally of the season, moved him into a tie for ninth in the league in power-play goals.
  • Sam Reinhart’s fourth three-point performance (1+2) of the season gives him 29 points (12+17) in his last 27 games.
  • Jack Eichel, who earned an assist on Ryan O’Reilly’s goal in his first game back from a high-ankle sprain that sidelined him for 15 games, now has 35 points (15+20) in his last 31 games played.

 

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Blackhawks
Berube L .871 4.10
Sabres Johnson W .919 3.01

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Blackhawks
Berube 2-4-0 .900 3.55
Sabres Johnson 8-11-3 .897 3.27

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Sabres forward Nicholas Baptiste

Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville

Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews

Blackhawks forward Jordan Oesterle

Post-Game Report: 2/13 vs. Tampa Bay

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
 Lightning
(38-16-3)
1 1 1 3 29
Sabres
(17-30-10)
1 2 2 5 33

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With two goals tonight, Sam Reinhart now has 16 points (6+10) in his last 13 games, including nine points (4+5) in his last eight home games.
  • Ryan O’Reilly tallied three points (1+2) for the second consecutive game and the fourth time this season. O’Reilly now has 18 points (9+9) in his last 16 games and 17 points (7+10) in his last 12 home games.
  • Kyle Okposo, who assisted on O’Reilly’s goal, now has 15 points (2+13) in his last 15 games.
  • Scott Wilson’s fourth goal of the season gives him six points (3+3) in his last 10 games, including three points (2+1) in his last three.
  • Casey Nelson, who earned the primary assist on Wilson’s goal, now has four points (1+3) in his last five games.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Lightning Domingue L .875 4.10
Sabres Johnson W .897 3.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Lightning Domingue 2-8-0 .877 3.90
Sabres Johnson 4-9-3 .886 3.54

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Scott Wilson

Sabres forward Nicholas Baptiste

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Lightning head coach Jon Cooper

Lightning forward Ryan Callahan

Lightning forward Yanni Gourde

Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi