Buffalo Sabres

BUFFALO (USA)

Hafenstadt am Eriesee im US-Staat New York, 280’000 Einwohner, grösste Mühlenstadt der Erde, Getreide-, Vieh- und Holzhandel.

Gastgeber: NHL-All-Star-Game 1978; 2-mal NHL-Entry-Draft 1991, 2016; NHL Winter-Classic 2008; 2-mal U20 Junioren-Weltmeisterschaft 2011, 2018; 6-mal NHL-Super-Series 1976, 1980, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1991

Gründung: 22. Mai 1970

Konferenzen: Prince-of-Wales-Conference 1970-93, Eastern-Conference 2013-

Divisionen: East-Division 1970-74, Adams-Division 1974-93, Northeast-Division 1993-13, Atlantic-Division 2013-

Playoffs: 2-mal Stanley-Cup-Final 1975 (Philadelphia 2:4), 1999 (Dallas 2:4);
4-mal Conference-Final-Out 1980, 1998, 2006, 2007; 8-mal Conference-Halbfinal-Out 1976, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1993, 1997, 2001; 15-mal Conference Viertelfinal-Out 1973, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2010 (Boston 2:4), 2011

Ohne Playoffs: 19-mal 1971, 1972, 1974, 1986, 1987, 1996, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Stadion
Buffalo Memorial Auditorium «The Aud» (14’337 Plätze, Baujahr 1940)
KeyBank Center (18’690 Plätze, Baujahr 1996)

Zuschauer – Schnitt/Spiel (Rang)
1970-71 – 9’721
1971-72 – 15’324
1972-73 – 15’632
1973-74 – 15’668
1974-75 – 15’668
1975-76 – 16’433
1976-77 – 16’433
1977-78 – 16’433
1978-79 – 16’433
1979-80 – 16’433
1980-81 – 16’408
1981-82 – 15’585
1982-83 – 12’894
1983-84 – 14’164
1984-85 – 15’336
1985-86 – 14’691
1986-87 – 13’181
1987-88 – 14’277
1988-89 – 14’316
1989-90 – 15’867
1990-91 – 15’654
1991-92 – 15’392
1992-93 – 14’981
1993-94 – 14’602
1994-95 – 15’052
1995-96 – 13’738
1996-97 – 16’911
1997-98 – 15’634
1998-99 – 17’982
1999-00 – 17’955
2000-01 – 17’839
2001-02 – 17’205
2002-03 – 13’776
2003-04 – 15’290
2005-06 – 16’886
2006-07 – 18’690
2007-08 – 19’950
2008-09 – 18’531
2009-10 – 18’529
2010-11 – 18’452
2011-12 – 18’550
2012-13 – 18’970
2013-14 – 18’580
2014-15 – 18’581
2015-16 – 18’541
2016-17 – 18’592
2017-18 – 18’564
2018-19 – 17’908

Club
1996-06 Logo- und Farbenwechsel (weiss, schwarz, silber, rot).
2006-10 Logo- und Farbenwechsel (weiss, gelb, silber, blau).
2007-08 Winter-Classic im Ralph-Wilson-Stadium (Pittsburgh 1:2nP), vor 71’217 Zuschauern.
2010-11 Logo- und Farbenwechsel (zurück zum Ursprung).
2011-12 Premiere in Mannheim, Helsinki (Anaheim 4:1) und Berlin (Los Angeles 4:2).
2019-20 Global-Series in Stockholm (Tampa Bay 2:3, 3:5).

Farmteams: Rochester Americans (AHL) 1980-08 und 2011-, Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL) 2008-
Ehemalige: Cincinnati Swords 1971-74, Hershey Bears 1974-79, Portland Pirates 2008-11 (alle AHL), Erie Panthers 1992-94, South Carolina Stingrays 1995-03 (beide ECHL), Milwaukee Admirals 1977-80, Port Huron Flags 1980-81, Flint Generals 1981-85, Saginaw Generals 1985-86, Flint Spirits 1986-89, Phoenix Roadrunners 1999-00 (alle IHL), Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs (CHL) 2005-08, Salt Lake Golden Eagles (WHL) 1970-72, B.C. Icemen (UHL) 2004-07, Charlotte Checkers (EHL/SHL) 1971-77, Buffalo Norsemen (NAHL) 1975-76

Bisherige Inhaber: Seymour Knox, Northrup Knox und Robert Swados 1970-94, Seymour Knox, Northrup Knox, Robert Swados und John Rigas 1994-96, Northrup Knox, Robert Swados und John Rigas 1996-98, Robert Swados und John Rigas 1998-00, John Rigas 2000-02, John Rigas und Tom Golisano 2002-03, Tom Golisano 2003-08, Tom Golisano, Dan DiPofi und Larry Quinn 2008-10, Tom Golisano, Larry Quinn und Terrence Pegula 2010-11, Terrence Pegula 2011-

Bisherige General-Manager: Punch Imlach 1970-78, John Anderson 1978-79, Scotty Bowman 1979-86, Scotty Bowman/Gerry Meehan 1986-87, Gerry Meehan 1987-93, John Muckler 1993-97, Darcy Regier 1997-14, Tim Murray 2013-17, Jason Botterill 2017-

Bisherige Trainer: Punch Imlach 1970-71, Punch Imlach/Floyd Smith/Joe Crozier 1971-72, Joe Crozier 1972-74, Floyd Smith 1974-77, Marcel Pronovost 1977-78, Marcel Pronovost/Billy Inglis 1978-79, Scotty Bowman 1979-80, Roger Neilson 1980-81, Jim Roberts/Scotty Bowman 1981-82, Scotty Bowman 1982-85, Jim Schoenfeld/Scotty Bowman 1985-86, Scotty Bowman/Craig Ramsey/Ted Sator 1986-87, Ted Sator 1987-89, Rick Dudley 1989-91, Rick Dudley/John Muckler 1991-92, John Muckler 1992-95, Ted Nolan 1995-97, Lindy Ruff 1997-12, Lindy Ruff/Ron Rolston 2012-13, Ron Rolston/Ted Nolan 2013-14, Ted Nolan 2014-15, Dan Bylsma 2015-17, Phil Housley 2017-19, Ralph Krueger (De/Ka) 2019-

Bisherige Kapitäne: Floyd Smith 1970-71, Gerry Meehan 1971-74, Gerry Meehan/Jim Schoenfeld 1974-75, Jim Schoenfeld 1975-77, Danny Gare 1977-81, Danny Gare/Gil Perreault 1981-82, Gil Perreault 1982-86, Gil Perreault/Lindy Ruff 1986-87, Lindy Ruff 1987-88, Lindy Ruff/Mike Foligno 1988-89, Mike Foligno 1989-90, Mike Foligno/Mike Ramsey 1990-91, Mike Ramsey 1991-92, Mike Ramsey/Pat LaFontaine 1992-93, Pat LaFontaine/Alexander Mogilny (Ru) 1993-94, Pat LaFontaine 1994-97, Donald Audette/Michael Peca 1997-98, Michael Peca 1998-00, kein Kapitän 2000-01, Stu Barnes 2001-03, Chris Drury 2003-04, Daniel Brière/Chris Drury 2005-07, Jochen Hecht (De)/Jason Pominville 2007-08, Craig Rivet 2008-11, Jason Pominville 2011-13, Steve Ott/Thomas Vanek (Ö) 2013-14, Brian Gionta 2014-17, kein Kapitän 2017-18, Jack Eichel 2018-

Gesperrte Rückennummern
2– Tim Horton, 1972-74
7– Rick Martin, 1971-81
11– Gilbert Perreault, 1970-87
14– René Robert, 1971-79
16– Pat LaFontaine, 1991-97
18– Danny Gare, 1974-81
39– Dominik Hasek (Tsch), 1992-01

Wichtigste Draftpicks

1970 Gilbert Perreault (Nr. 1)
1971 Rick Martin (Nr. 5)
1972 Jim Schoenfeld (Nr. 5)
1973 Morris Titanic (Nr. 12)
1974 Lee Fogolin (Nr. 11)
1975 Bob Sauve (Nr. 17)
1977 Ric Seiling (Nr. 13)
1978 Larry Playfair (Nr. 13), Eric Strobel (Nr. 133)
1979 Mike Ramsey (Nr. 11), Lindy Ruff (Nr. 32), Alan Haworth (Nr. 95)
1980 Steve Patrick (Nr. 20)
1981 Jiri Dudacek (Tsch, Nr. 17), Hannu Virta (Fi, Nr. 36), Gaetano Orlando (Nr. 164)
1982 Phil Housley (Nr. 6), Paul Cyr (Nr. 9), Dave Andreychuk (Nr. 16)
1983 Tom Barrasso (Nr. 5), Normand Lacombe (Nr. 10), Adam Creighton (Nr. 10), Uwe Krupp (De, Nr. 214)
1984 Mikael Andersson (Sd, Nr. 18)
1985 Calle Johansson (Sd, Nr. 14), Keith Gretzky (Nr. 56), Ken Baumgartner (Ka/Sz, Nr. 245)
1986 Shawn Anderson (Nr. 5), Dave Baseggio (Nr. 86), Miguel Baldris (Sp/Ka, Nr. 110)
1987 Pierre Turgeon (Nr. 1)
1988 Joël Savage (Nr. 13), Alexander Mogilny (SU, Nr. 89)
1989 Kevin Haller (Nr. 14), Mark Astley (Ka/Sz, Nr. 194)
1990 Brad May (Nr. 14)
1991 Philippe Boucher (Nr. 13)
1992 David Cooper (Nr. 11), Markus Ketterer (Fi, Nr. 107)
1994 Wayne Primeau (Nr. 17)
1995 Jay McKee (Nr. 14), Martin Biron (Nr. 16)
1996 Erik Rasmussen (Nr. 7)
1997 Mika Noronen (Fi, Nr. 21.)
1998 Dmitri Kalinin (Ru, Nr. 18), Edo Terglav (Slo, Nr. 249)
1999 Barrett Heisten (Nr. 20), Ryan Miller (Nr. 138)
2000 Artem Kryukov (Ru, Nr. 15)
2001 Jiri Novotny (Tsch, Nr. 22)
2002 Keith Ballard (Nr. 11), Daniel Paille (Nr. 20)
2003 Thomas Vanek (Ö, Nr. 5)
2004 Drew Stafford (Nr. 13)
2005 Marek Zagrapan (Slk, Nr. 13), Philipp Gogulla (De, Nr. 48)
2006 Dennis Persson (Nr. 24.)
2008 Tyler Myers (Nr. 12), Tyler Ennis (Nr. 26)
2009 Zack Kassian (Nr. 13)
2010 Mark Pysyk (Nr. 23)
2011 Joel Armia (Fi, Nr. 16)
2012 Mikhail Grigorenko (Russ, Nr. 12), Zemgus Girgensons (Lett, Nr. 14)
2013 Rasmus Ristolainen (Fi, Nr. 8), Nikita Zadorov (Russ, Nr. 16)
2014 Sam Reinhart (Nr. 2)
2015 Jack Eichel (Nr. 2)
2016 Alexander Nylander (Sd, Nr. 8)
2017 Casey Mittelstadt (Nr. 8)
2018 Rasmus Dahlin (Sd, Nr. 1)
2019 Dylan Cozens (Nr. 7), Ryan Johnson (Nr. 31)

Mannschaften

International

1975-76 (Super-Series): Krilija Moskau 12:6
1979-80 (Super-Series) ZSKA Moskau 6:1
1985-86 (Super-Series): Dynamo Moskau 4:7
1988-89 (Super-Series): ZSKA Moskau 6:5nV
1989-90 (Super-Series): Dynamo Moskau 4:2
1990-91 (Super-Series): Chimik Woskressensk 4:5nV
1998-99 (NHL-Challenge): a-Klagenfurt 5:1
2010-11 (NHL-Premiere): a-Mannheim 8:3