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 season[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Schedule and results[edit | edit source]

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Game log[edit | edit source]

2010–11 Game Log
2010-2011 Schedule

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

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

Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Awards[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Player Award Reached

Records[edit | edit source]

Milestones[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached

Transactions[edit | edit source]

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

Trades[edit | edit source]


Free Agents Acquired[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Claimed via Waivers[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Player New team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via Retirement[edit | edit source]


Player Signings[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 Ellis, MattMatt Ellis


C L 39 2008 Welland, Ontario
63 Flag of Canada Ennis, TylerTyler Ennis

LW L 31 2008 Edmonton, Alberta
28 Flag of the United States Gaustad, PaulPaul Gaustad


C/LW L 39 2000 Fargo, North Dakota
42 Flag of the United States Gerbe, NathanNathan Gerbe

C L 33 2005 Oxford, Michigan
25 Flag of the United States Grier, MikeMike Grier

RW R 46 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 Kostka, MikeMike Kostka


D R 35 2008 Etobicoke, Ontario
40 Flag of Canada Lalime, PatrickPatrick Lalime

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

D L 40 2010 Golden Valley, Minnesota
8 Flag of Canada McCormick, CodyCody McCormick

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

G L 40 1999 East Lansing, Michigan
4 Flag of Canada Montador, SteveSteve Montador

D R 41 2009 Vancouver, British Columbia
27 Flag of Canada Morrisonn, ShaoneShaone Morrisonn

D L 38 2010 Vancouver, British Columbia
57 Flag of Canada Myers, TylerTyler Myers

D R 31 2008 Houston, Texas
20 Flag of Canada Niedermayer, RobRob Niedermayer

C L 46 2010 Edmonton, Alberta
29 Flag of the United States Pominville, JasonJason Pominville


RW L 38 2001 Repentigny, Quebec
52 Flag of Canada Rivet, CraigCraig Rivet


D R 46 2008 North Bay, Ontario
9 Flag of Canada 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 35 2004 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
26 Flag of Austria Vanek, ThomasThomas Vanek

LW R 37 2003 Baden, Austria

Draft selections[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Farm teams[edit | edit source]

Portland Pirates[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

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