2010–11 Buffalo Sabres · NHL
2010–11 record
General Manager Darcy Regier
Coach Lindy Ruff
Captain Craig Rivet
Alternate captains TBD
Arena HSBC Arena
Average attendance Average:
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 seasonEdit

Regular season Edit

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-season Edit

Regular seasonEdit

Game log Edit

2010–11 Game Log
2010-2011 Schedule

Player statsEdit


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 Edit


Regular Season
Player Award Reached

Records Edit

Milestones Edit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached

Transactions Edit

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



Free Agents Acquired Edit

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 Edit

Claimed via WaiversEdit

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 Edit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via Retirement Edit


Player Signings Edit

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

Roster Edit

Updated August 6, 2010.[23]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
34 Flag of the United States Butler, ChrisChris Butler

D L 34 2005 St. Louis, Missouri
38 Flag of the United States Conboy, TimTim Conboy

RW R 38 2010 Rosemount, Minnesota
19 Flag of the United States Connolly, TimTim Connolly

C R 39 2001 Syracuse, New York
37 Flag of Canada.svg Ellis, MattMatt Ellis


C L 38 2008 Welland, Ontario
63 Flag of Canada.svg Ennis, TylerTyler Ennis

LW L 30 2008 Edmonton, Alberta
28 Flag of the United States Gaustad, PaulPaul Gaustad


C/LW L 38 2000 Fargo, North Dakota
42 Flag of the United States Gerbe, NathanNathan Gerbe

C L 32 2005 Oxford, Michigan
25 Flag of the United States Grier, MikeMike Grier

RW R 45 2009 Detroit, Michigan
55 Flag of Germany Hecht, JochenJochen Hecht


LW L 43 2002 Mannheim, West Germany
36 Flag of the United States Kaleta, PatrickPatrick Kaleta

RW R 34 2004 Buffalo, New York
-- Flag of Canada.svg Kostka, MikeMike Kostka


D R 34 2008 Etobicoke, Ontario
40 Flag of Canada.svg Lalime, PatrickPatrick Lalime

G L 46 2008 Saint-Bonaventure, Quebec
3 Flag of the United States Leopold, JordanJordan Leopold

D L 39 2010 Golden Valley, Minnesota
8 Flag of Canada.svg McCormick, CodyCody McCormick

C R 37 2009 London, Ontario
30 Flag of the United States Miller, RyanRyan Miller

G L 39 1999 East Lansing, Michigan
4 Flag of Canada.svg Montador, SteveSteve Montador

D R 40 2009 Vancouver, British Columbia
27 Flag of Canada.svg Morrisonn, ShaoneShaone Morrisonn

D L 37 2010 Vancouver, British Columbia
57 Flag of Canada.svg Myers, TylerTyler Myers

D R 30 2008 Houston, Texas
20 Flag of Canada.svg Niedermayer, RobRob Niedermayer

C L 45 2010 Edmonton, Alberta
29 Flag of the United States Pominville, JasonJason Pominville


RW L 37 2001 Repentigny, Quebec
52 Flag of Canada.svg Rivet, CraigCraig Rivet


D R 45 2008 North Bay, Ontario
9 Flag of Canada.svg Roy, DerekDerek Roy


C L 37 2001 Ottawa, Ontario
44 Flag of Slovakia Sekera, AndrejAndrej Sekera

D L 34 2004 Bojnice, Czechoslovakia
21 Flag of the United States Stafford, DrewDrew Stafford

RW R 34 2004 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
26 Flag of Austria Vanek, ThomasThomas Vanek

LW R 36 2003 Baden, Austria

Draft selectionsEdit

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.svg Canada D Edmonton Oil Kings Western Hockey League
3 68 (from Atlanta) Jerome Gauthier-Leduc Flag of Canada.svg Canada D Rouyn-Noranda Huskies Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
3 75 (from Boston) Kevin Sundher Flag of Canada.svg Canada C Chilliwack Bruins Western Hockey League
3 83 Matt MacKenzie Flag of Canada.svg Canada D Calgary Hitmen Western Hockey League
4 98 (from Atlanta) Steven Shipley Flag of Canada.svg Canada C Owen Sound Attack Ontario Hockey League
5 143 Gregg Sutch Flag of Canada.svg Canada RW Mississauga St. Michael's Majors Ontario Hockey League
6 173 Cedrick Henley Flag of Canada.svg 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.svg Canada LW Portland Winterhawks Western Hockey League

See also Edit

Farm teams Edit

Portland Pirates Edit

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

References Edit

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