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BUFFALO, N.Y. (November 17, 2016) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced that Patrick Kaleta has been hired to serve as the team’s youth hockey ambassador. In this role, Kaleta will implement and manage the Buffalo Sabres’ Learn to Play Program.

Focusing primarily on the Western New York region, Kaleta will also serve as a liaison to the local high school hockey community and will provide additional support and instruction for other youth hockey initiatives.

“I’m very excited to have the opportunity to work in the community in which I was born and raised, and to help grow the game of hockey among the youth of Western New York,” Kaleta said. “As a kid, it was always a dream of mine to become a Buffalo Sabre and now I’ll have the opportunity to help other young kids develop the same passion for hockey.”

Developed with the help of experts from USA Hockey and Hockey Canada, the NHL/NHLPA Learn to Play initiative aims to be the gold standard for youth hockey programs with the goal of inspiring more families to join the hockey community. Learn to Play enhances the way youth hockey is offered by providing first-time participants from ages four to eight with free head-to-toe equipment, age-appropriate instruction, and certified coaching led by NHL Alumni in a fun and safe atmosphere.

All Buffalo Sabres Learn to Play participants will be outfitted by Pure Hockey, the official hockey retail partner of the Buffalo Sabres and HarborCenter.

Kaleta joins the Sabres in an administrative role after playing for the team from 2007-2015. A sixth-round selection (176th overall) in the 2004 NHL Draft, Kaleta suited up for 348 games as a forward for the Sabres, amassing 54 points (27+24).

As a Buffalo native, Kaleta has worked with numerous local charity organizations throughout his career, including The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Operation Backbone and Cradle Beach. In 2009, Kaleta created the Helping Individuals to Smile (HITS) Foundation, which provides financial, facility and program support for underprivileged children and adults in Western New York.


BUFFALO, N.Y. (October 2, 2015) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has released eight players from its training camp roster.

**An updated training camp roster can be found here**

Six players have been loaned to the Rochester Americans (AHL): Forwards William Carrier, Evan Rodrigues, and Tim Schaller; defensemen Jerome Leduc (pending waivers) and Chad Ruhwedel (pending waivers); goaltender Nathan Lieuwen.

Two players have been released from their tryouts and will report to Rochester for training camp: Forwards Matt Ellis and Patrick Kaleta.

The Sabres now have 30 players (16 forwards, 11 defensemen and three goaltenders) on their training camp roster.

Locker Cleanout Audio

Brian Gionta

Rasmus Ristolainen

Nikita Zadorov

Matt Moulson

Josh Gorges

Evander Kane

Cody Hodgson

Anders Lindback

Zach Bogosian

Tyler Ennis

Zemgus Girgensons

Chad Johnson

Patrick Kaleta

Mikhail Grigorenko

Post-Game Report: 11/26 vs. WPG

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
1 1 0 2 26
0 0 1 1 20

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the loss, the Sabres fall to 22-21-11 all-time against the Jets/Thrashers (15-9-4 at home).
  • Tyler Myers missed tonight’s game with a lower-body injury.
  • Nikita Zadorov led all skaters on either team with a career-high 25:52 of ice time.
  • Patrick Kaleta was credited with six hits and two penalties drawn in just 7:30 of ice time.
  • With both Jets goals scored on special teams tonight, Jhonas Enroth still hasn’t allowed an even-strength goal in his last 208:35 on the ice, posting a 1.50 goals-against average and a .956 save percentage in the team’s last three games.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta

Jets head coach Paul Maurice

Jets forward Bryan Little

Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec


BUFFALO, N.Y. (November 2, 2013) — Buffalo Sabres general manager Darcy Regier today announced that forward Patrick Kaleta has been placed on waivers.

“This was a move we thought was necessary to help Pat change his game and preserve his career in this league,” Regier said. “We believe in Pat as a person and we hope he will continue his career in our organization and, if the circumstances are right, with the Buffalo Sabres.”