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Brayton Wilson
October 18, 2018 - 9:24 am
After a hot start to the 2018-19 season for Matej Pekar, the Buffalo Sabres have rewarded the 18-year-old with his first NHL contract. The Sabres announced on Wednesday that they have signed their fourth round pick (94th overall) in the 2018 NHL Draft to a three-year entry-level contract. The...
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Brayton Wilson
September 07, 2018 - 9:34 pm
It was a great first showing for Rasmus Dahlin in a Buffalo Sabres uniform on Friday night. The 18-year-old defenseman shined for the Sabres with two goals and an assist as Buffalo took Game 1 of the 2018 Sabres Prospects Challenge 6-4 over the New Jersey Devils at HarborCenter. Dahlin scored his...
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It has been a long and difficult road for the Buffalo Sabres over the past several years as they continue to rebuild for the future. The Sabres have added a number of talented players and prospects over the years, but the production on the ice has not helped them get out of the hole they have dug...
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Howard & Jeremy | Weekdays 6a-10a
July 16, 2018 - 10:52 am
The Buffalo Sabres' offseason continues to roll along as the team gets set for the upcoming 2018-19 season to start on October 4 against the Boston Bruins at KeyBank Center. The highlight of the offseason is arguably drafting defenseman Rasmus Dahlin with the first overall pick in the 2018 NHL...
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Brayton Wilson
July 09, 2018 - 10:18 am
The Buffalo Sabres have their 2018 first round pick under contract for the next three years. The Sabres announced on Monday that the team has signed defenseman Rasmus Dahlin to his three-year entry-level contract. Rasmus Dahlin: SIGNED! -- Our first pick has agreed to a three-year contract: https...
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Paul Hamilton
June 25, 2018 - 6:44 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Rasmus Dahlin knew which team was going to draft him into the NHL, but he didn’t want to say until it happened last Friday. Now that he’s a Buffalo Sabre, he’s pleased to have his sweater, “To actually put on this jersey with this logo on it, it’s amazing. I’ve been waiting...
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Paul Hamilton
June 25, 2018 - 5:57 pm
Buffalo NY, (WGR 550) - The Sabres have announced who will be attending this week’s development camp. Five of the six players from Jason Botterill’s first draft will be there including Casey Mittelstadt and Marcus Davidsson. Third round pick Oskari Laaksonen will not be there. All six players taken...
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Howard & Jeremy | Weekdays 6a-10a
June 25, 2018 - 9:11 am
On Friday, the Buffalo Sabres were able to make the long awaited announcement of selecting defenseman Rasmus Dahlin as the first overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. The 18-year-old Swedish defenseman now has a busy week ahead of him as he will fly back to Buffalo and get ready for development camp...
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Paul Hamilton
June 23, 2018 - 9:34 pm
Dallas, TX (WGR 550) - Jason Botterill finished his second draft in Dallas on Saturday and for the second year in a row, he took no players from Canadian Junior Hockey. It seemed like for some reason, he was shying away from those players either taking players from Europe or in the college ranks...
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June 23, 2018 - 4:03 pm
The Buffalo Sabres closed out the 2018 NHL Draft by drafting another pair of defensemen, making it five defenseman drafted this weekend in Dallas, Texas. In the fifth round with the 125th overall pick, the Sabres drafted Finnish defenseman Miska Kukkonen out of the Ilves program in the Finnish...
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