BUFFALO, N.Y. (December 4, 2017) —The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired forward Scott Wilson from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for Buffalo’s fifth round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.
Prior to being acquired by the Red Wings in a trade on Oct. 21, Wilson (5’11”, 183 lbs., 4/24/1992) played in parts of four seasons for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He totaled 26 points (8+18) in his first full NHL season in 2016-17 and appeared in 20 playoff games with the Penguins in 2017, helping the team to its second consecutive Stanley Cup.
Before joining Pittsburgh full-time for the 2016-17 season, Wilson appeared in 90 regular-season AHL games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The Oakville, Ontario native has totaled 77 points (41+36) in his AHL career and led the league in goals at the time of his last recall to Pittsburgh in February 2016.
“We are very happy to add Scott to our roster,” Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill said. “Scott is a hard-working, young player that will be a great fit for our club. As a two-time Stanley Cup Champion, his experience will be an asset both on and off the ice.”
- Today’s game was the eighth of 11 afternoon games for the Sabres this season; the next will be on Saturday, March 5 vs. Minnesota.
- The Sabres went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill tonight, improving to 57-for-62 (91.9) in their last 21 games, dating back to Jan. 5 vs. FLA. The team has killed each of its 18 penalties in the last four games.
- Zach Bogosian scored his first power-play goal since Dec. 31, 2011.
- Mark Pysyk’s assist on the goal was his first power-play point since an assist on Nov. 15, 2013.
- Bogosian (2+1) recorded his 24th career multi-point game (last: Jan. 16 vs. WSH) and fourth career three-point game (last: March 30, 2012 at CAR), and Brian Gionta (1+1) recorded his 113th (last: Jan. 12 at MIN).
- Pysyk now has four assists in five career games against the Penguins.
Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma
Sabres forward Brian Gionta
Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian
Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner
Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan
Penguins forward Sidney Crosby
Penguins forward Scott Wilson
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang
Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fluery