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In his first and only season with the Avalanche, the affable Andre Benoit played in 79-of-82 regular season games and all seven in the playoffs.
Mar 7, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; Buffalo Sabres left wing Thomas Vanek breaks into New Jersey Devils zone at the Prudential Center.
With another veteran defenseman now in the fold and a number of promising young players vying for starting positions, how will the Sabres defense shake out next season? Thanks to a massive number of trades, contract purges, and free agent signings, next year's Buffalo Sabres team will look significantly different from this year's team.
News10NBC is tracking new information in the local online sports gambling investigation with ties to former Buffalo Sabres star Thomas Vanek.
Feb 1, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; A general view of the Air Canada Centre during the opening face-off of the Ottawa Senators game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre.
Jan 30, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Buffalo Sabres forward Brian Flynn , defensemen Tyler Myers and defensemen Mike Weber talk with teammates on the bench during a timeout against the Phoenix Coyotes in the third period at Jobing.com Arena.
Nov 14, 2013; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Dallas Stars defenseman Sergei Gonchar skates against the Calgary Flames during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Buffalo Sabres have signed defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year, $800,000 contract, according to TSN's Aaron Ward .
Three weeks after the NHL 's 2014 free-agency window opened, the flow of signings has slowed to a trickle.
Feb 26, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres left wing Matt Moulson carries the puck up ice against the Boston Bruins during the second period at First Niagara Center.
Former Williston Northampton hockey player Max Willman had a chance to play a game in front of about 9,000 fans on July 15. It was the biggest crowd the 2014 Buffalo Sabres fifth-round draft pick had ever played in front of, and it was just an intra-squad development camp scrimmage.
With about two months until the next time we see NHL hockey start up again in Buffalo, what's the one thing you're looking forward to most about next season? In case you haven't noticed, folks, it's summer time.
The "hardest working" era of the Buffalo Sabres between 1995 and 2001 made the playoffs four consecutive years, played in ten playoff series, winning six.
Trades and free-agent signings. You'll be lucky if you hear of one a week in the NHL these days.
Dec 23, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres left wing Matt Ellis and Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle during the third period at First Niagara Center.
Updated: Fri Jul 25, 2014 02:05 am
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