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General Manager Darcy Regier
Coach Lindy Ruff
Captain Craig Rivet
Alternate captains TBD
Arena HSBC Arena
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Team Leaders
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The 2010–11 Buffalo Sabres season will be the 40th season of the Buffalo Sabres in the National Hockey League.

Off season[]

Regular season[]

Schedule and results[]


Regular season[]

Game log[]

2010–11 Game Log
2010-2011 Schedule

Player stats[]


Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals 

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM


Note: GP = Games Played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

Regular season

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Sabres. Stats reflect time with Sabres only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with Sabres only.

Awards and records[]


Regular Season
Player Award Reached



Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached


The Sabres have been involved in the following transactions during the 2010–11 season.



Free Agents Acquired[]

Player Former team Contract terms
Jordan Leopold[1] Pittsburgh Penguins 3 years, $9 million
Rob Niedermayer[2] New Jersey Devils 1 year, $1.15 million
Tim Conboy[3] Carolina Hurricanes 1 year, $550,000
Dennis McCauley[4] Worcester Sharks 1 year, $500,000
Shaone Morrisonn[5] Washington Capitals 2 years, $4.15 million
Colin Stuart[6] Abbotsford Heat 1 year, $550,000

Free agents lost[]

Claimed via Waivers[]

Player New team Contract terms
Henrik Tallinder[7] New Jersey Devils 4 years, $13.5 million
Toni Lydman[8] Anaheim Ducks 3 years, $9 million
Tim Kennedy[9] TBD contract bought out
Raffi Torres[10] Vancouver Canucks 1 year, $1 million
Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via Waivers[]

Player New team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via Retirement[]


Player Signings[]

Player Contract terms
Nick Crawford[11] 3 years, $1.715 million entry-level contract
Mike Grier[12] 1 year, $1.4 million
Alex Biega[13] 2 years, $1.055 million entry-level contract
Jacob Lagace[14] 3 years, $1.675 million entry-level contract
Cody McCormick[15] 1 year, $500,000
Corey Tropp[16] 3 years, $1.76 million entry-level contract
Mike Weber[17] 1 year, $550,000
Patrick Lalime[18] 1 year, $600,000
Derek Whitmore[19] 1 year, $550,000
Patrick Kaleta[20] 2 years, $1.815 million
Marc-Andre Gragnani[21] 1 year, $500,000
Mark Mancari[22] 1 year, $575,000


Updated May 17, 2021[23][24]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
74 Flag of Sweden Asplund, RasmusRasmus Asplund

C L 24 2016 Filipstad, Sweden
96 Flag of the United States Bjork, AndersAnders Bjork

LW L 25 2021 Mequon, Wisconsin
3 Flag of the United States Borgen, WillWill Borgen

D R 25 2015 Moorhead, Minnesota
78 Flag of Canada Bryson, JacobJacob Bryson

D L 24 2017 London, Ontario
91 Flag of Canada Caggiula, DrakeDrake Caggiula

LW L 27 2021 Pickering, Ontario
24 Flag of Canada Cozens, DylanDylan Cozens

C R 20 2019 Whitehorse, Yukon
26 Flag of Sweden Dahlin, RasmusRasmus Dahlin

D L 21 2018 Trollhattan, Sweden
88 Flag of Canada Davidson, BrandonBrandon Davidson

D L 30 2020 Taber, Alberta
20 Flag of Canada Eakin, CodyCody Eakin

C L 30 2020 Winnipeg, Manitoba
9 Flag of the United States Eichel, JackJack Eichel

 (CInjured Reserve

C R 25 2015 North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
28 Flag of Latvia Girgensons, ZemgusZemgus Girgensons

 Injured Reserve

C L 28 2012 Riga, Latvia
40 Flag of Canada Hutton, CarterCarter Hutton

G L 36 2018 Thunder Bay, Ontario
44 Flag of Canada Irwin, MattMatt Irwin

D L 34 2020 Victoria, British Columbia
10 Flag of Finland Jokiharju, HenriHenri Jokiharju

D R 22 2019 Oulu, Finland
34 Flag of the United States Lekkas, StefanosStefanos Lekkas

G L 25 2021 Elburn, Illinois
1 Flag of Finland Luukkonen, Ukko-PekkaUkko-Pekka Luukkonen

G L 22 2017 Espoo, Finland
19 Flag of the United States McCabe, JakeJake McCabe

 (AInjured Reserve

D L 28 2014 Eau Claire, Wisconsin
33 Flag of Canada Miller, ColinColin Miller

D R 29 2019 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
37 Flag of the United States Mittelstadt, CaseyCasey Mittelstadt

C L 23 2017 Eden Prairie, Minnesota
21 Flag of the United States Okposo, KyleKyle Okposo


RW R 33 2016 Saint Paul, Minnesota
68 Flag of Sweden Olofsson, VictorVictor Olofsson

LW L 26 2014 Ornskoldsvik, Sweden
23 Flag of Canada Reinhart, SamSam Reinhart

C R 26 2014 North Vancouver, British Columbia
13 Flag of Germany Rieder, TobiasTobias Rieder

LW L 28 2020 Landshut, Germany
55 Flag of Finland Ristolainen, RasmusRasmus Ristolainen

D R 27 2013 Turku, Finland
15 Flag of Canada Sheahan, RileyRiley Sheahan

C L 30 2021 St. Catharines, Ontario
53 Flag of Canada Skinner, JeffJeff Skinner

LW L 29 2018 Markham, Ontario
72 Flag of the United States Thompson, TageTage Thompson

C R 24 2018 Glendale, Arizona
31 Flag of Canada Tokarski, DustinDustin Tokarski

G L 32 2020 Humboldt, Saskatchewan
35 Flag of Sweden Ullmark, LinusLinus Ullmark

G L 28 2012 Lugnvik, Sweden

Draft selections[]

The 2010 NHL Entry Draft was held June 25–26, 2010 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

2010 NHL Entry Draft Results - Buffalo Sabres
Round Overall Pick Player Nationality Position Team from League from
1 23 Mark Pysyk Flag of Canada Canada D Edmonton Oil Kings Western Hockey League
3 68 (from Atlanta) Jerome Gauthier-Leduc Flag of Canada Canada D Rouyn-Noranda Huskies Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
3 75 (from Boston) Kevin Sundher Flag of Canada Canada C Chilliwack Bruins Western Hockey League
3 83 Matt MacKenzie Flag of Canada Canada D Calgary Hitmen Western Hockey League
4 98 (from Atlanta) Steven Shipley Flag of Canada Canada C Owen Sound Attack Ontario Hockey League
5 143 Gregg Sutch Flag of Canada Canada RW Mississauga St. Michael's Majors Ontario Hockey League
6 173 Cedrick Henley Flag of Canada Canada LW Val-d'Or Foreurs Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
7 203 Christian Isackson Flag of the United States United States RW Saint Thomas Academy United States High School-MN
7 208 (from San Jose) Riley Boychuk Flag of Canada Canada LW Portland Winterhawks Western Hockey League

See also[]

Farm teams[]

Portland Pirates[]

The Portland Pirates remain Buffalo's top affiliate in the American Hockey League in 2010–11.