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2018–19 Buffalo Sabres · NHL
Division 6th Atlantic
Conference 13th Eastern
2018–19 record 33–39–10
Home record 21–15–5
Road record 12–24–5
Goals for 226
Goals against 271
General Manager Jason Botterill
Coach Phil Housley
Captain Jack Eichel
Alternate captains Zach Bogosian
Kyle Okposo
Arena KeyBank Center
Team leaders
Goals Jeff Skinner (40)
Assists Jack Eichel (54)
Points Jack Eichel (82)
Penalties in minutes Zach Bogosian (52)
Wins Carter Hutton (18)
Goals against average Carter Hutton (3.00)

The 2018–19 Buffalo Sabres season was the 49th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on May 22, 1970.[1] After experiencing a ten-game winning streak in November that put them atop the NHL standings, the Sabres regressed sharply the rest of the season and were officially eliminated from playoff contention on March 23, 2019, after suffering a 7–4 loss to the Montreal Canadiens,[2] joining the 2016–17 Philadelphia Flyers as the only teams in NHL history to win 10 consecutive games and be eliminated from playoff contention.[citation needed] With the Carolina Hurricanes clinching a playoff berth in the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs, the Sabres became the team with the longest active postseason appearance drought in the NHL at eight consecutive seasons,[3] about 1.5 years after their football counterparts, the Buffalo Bills, ended what was the longest active postseason appearance drought in the NFL at 17 consecutive seasons.[4][5] On April 7, 2019, the Sabres fired Phil Housley,[6] who became the fifth head coach to be fired since the Pegulas bought the team from Tom Golisano in February 2011.[7][8]

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

PreseasonEdit

The preseason schedule was published on June 15, 2018.[9]

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season schedule was released on June 21, 2018.[10]

2018–19 game log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player statisticsEdit

As of April 6, 2019[11]

SkatersEdit

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Eichel, JackJack Eichel 77 28 54 82 –11 26
Reinhart, SamSam Reinhart 82 22 43 65 –10 16
Skinner, JeffJeff Skinner 82 40 23 63 0 36
Dahlin, RasmusRasmus Dahlin 82 9 35 44 –13 34
Ristolainen, RasmusRasmus Ristolainen 78 5 38 43 –41 38
Sheary, ConorConor Sheary 78 14 20 34 –18 12
Pominville, JasonJason Pominville 73 16 15 31 –4 4
Okposo, KyleKyle Okposo 78 14 15 29 –9 41
Rodrigues, EvanEvan Rodrigues 74 9 20 29 –7 25
Mittelstadt, CaseyCasey Mittelstadt 77 12 13 25 –19 10
Bogosian, ZachZach Bogosian 65 3 16 19 –5 52
Girgensons, ZemgusZemgus Girgensons 72 5 13 18 –11 17
Larsson, JohanJohan Larsson 73 6 8 14 –8 37
McCabe, JakeJake McCabe 59 4 10 14 –4 35
Scandella, MarcoMarco Scandella 63 6 7 13 –13 26
Sobotka, VladimirVladimir Sobotka 69 5 8 13 –20 26
Thompson, TageTage Thompson 65 7 5 12 –22 20
Montour, BrandonBrandon Montour

|| 20 || 3 || 7 || 10 || –4 || 16

Beaulieu, NathanNathan Beaulieu

|| 30 || 3 || 4 || 7 || +1 || 32

Pilut, LawrenceLawrence Pilut 33 1 5 6 –8 20
Nelson, CaseyCasey Nelson 38 1 5 6 +1 13
Olofsson, VictorVictor Olofsson 6 2 2 4 +1 2
Nylander, AlexanderAlexander Nylander 12 2 2 4 –4 4
Berglund, PatrikPatrik Berglund 23 2 2 4 –5 6
Wilson, ScottScott Wilson 15 0 3 3 –8 4
Smith, C. J.C. J. Smith 11 2 0 2 0 0
Hunwick, MattMatt Hunwick 14 0 2 2 –7 4
Elie, RemiRemi Elie 16 0 1 1 –3 2
O'Regan, DannyDanny O'Regan 1 0 0 0 0 0
Guhle, BrendanBrendan Guhle

|| 2 || 0 || 0 || 0 || +1 || 2

Borgen, WilliamWilliam Borgen 4 0 0 0 –5 0
Tennyson, MattMatt Tennyson 4 0 0 0 –4 0

GoaltendersEdit

Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Hutton, CarterCarter Hutton 50 48 2,839 18 25 5 142 3.00 1541 .908 0 0 1 2
Ullmark, LinusLinus Ullmark 37 34 2,102 15 14 5 109 3.11 1146 .905 2 0 1 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Sabres. Stats reflect time with the Sabres only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Sabres only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.

TransactionsEdit

The Sabres have been involved in the following transactions during the 2018–19 season.

TradesEdit

Date Details Ref
June 23, 2018 (2018-06-23) To Toronto Maple Leafs
6th-round pick in 2018
To Buffalo Sabres
6th-round pick in 2019
[12]
June 27, 2018 (2018-06-27) To Pittsburgh Penguins
Conditional 4th-round pick in 2019
To Buffalo Sabres
Conor Sheary
Matt Hunwick
[13]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) To St. Louis Blues
Ryan O'Reilly
To Buffalo Sabres
Patrik Berglund
Vladimir Sobotka
Tage Thompson
1st-round pick in 2019
2nd-round pick in 2021
[14]
August 2, 2018 (2018-08-02) To Carolina Hurricanes
Cliff Pu
2nd-round pick in 2019
3rd-round pick in 2020
6th-round pick in 2020
To Buffalo Sabres
Jeff Skinner
[15]
October 1, 2018 (2018-10-01) To Nashville Predators
Nicholas Baptiste
To Buffalo Sabres
Jack Dougherty
[16]
November 10, 2018 (2018-11-10) To Dallas Stars
Taylor Fedun
To Buffalo Sabres
Conditional 7th-round pick in 2020
[17]
January 17, 2019 (2019-01-17) To Philadelphia Flyers
Justin Bailey
To Buffalo Sabres
Taylor Leier
[18]
February 24, 2019 (2019-02-24) To Anaheim Ducks
Brendan Guhle
Conditional 1st-round pick in 2019
To Buffalo Sabres
Brandon Montour
[19]
February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25) To Winnipeg Jets
Nathan Beaulieu
To Buffalo Sabres
6th-round pick in 2019
[20]

Free agentsEdit

Date Player Team Contract term Ref
June 26, 2018 (2018-06-26) Adam Wilcox to Rochester Americans (AHL) 1-year [21]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Seth Griffith to Winnipeg Jets 1-year [22]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Carter Hutton from St. Louis Blues 3-year [23]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Chad Johnson to St. Louis Blues 1-year [24]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Scott Wedgewood from Los Angeles Kings 1-year [25]
July 2, 2018 (2018-07-02) Viktor Antipin to Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL) 3-year [26]
July 2, 2018 (2018-07-02) Mike Sislo to New York Islanders 1-year [27]
July 5, 2018 (2018-07-05) Jordan Nolan to St. Louis Blues 1-year [28]
February 24, 2019 (2019-02-24) Adam Wilcox from Rochester Americans (AHL) 1-year [29]
May 8, 2019 (2019-05-08) Arttu Ruotsalainen from Ilves (Liiga) 3-year [30]

WaiversEdit

Date Player Team Ref
October 2, 2018 (2018-10-02) Remi Elie from Dallas Stars [31]

Contract terminationsEdit

Date Player Via Ref
September 20, 2018 (2018-09-20) Vaclav Karabacek Mutual termination [32][33]
December 20, 2018 (2018-12-20) Patrik Berglund Mutual termination [34]

RetirementEdit

Date Player Ref

SigningsEdit

Date Player Contract term Ref
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Brandon Hickey 2-year [35]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Scott Wilson 2-year [36]
July 9, 2018 (2018-07-09) Rasmus Dahlin 3-year [37]
July 12, 2018 (2018-07-12) Sean Malone 1-year [38]
July 15, 2018 (2018-07-15) Justin Bailey 1-year [39]
July 15, 2018 (2018-07-15) Nicholas Baptiste 1-year [40]
July 15, 2018 (2018-07-15) Danny O'Regan 1-year [40]
July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16) C. J. Smith 1-year [41]
September 19, 2018 (2018-09-19) Sam Reinhart 2-year [42]
October 17, 2018 (2018-10-17) Matej Pekar 3-year [43]
March 26, 2019 (2019-03-26) Casey Fitzgerald 2-year [44]
April 15, 2019 (2019-04-15) Jacob Bryson 3-year [45]
June 7, 2019 (2019-06-07) Jeff Skinner 8-year [46]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Buffalo Sabres draft picks

Below are the Buffalo Sabres' selections at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 22 and 23, 2018, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 1 Rasmus Dahlin D Flag of Sweden Sweden Frolunda HC (SHL)
2 32 Mattias Samuelsson D Flag of the United States.png United States U.S. NTDP (USHL)
4 94 Matej Pekar C Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)
4 1171 Linus Lindstrand Cronholm D Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Malmo Redhawks J20 (SuperElit)
5 125 Miska Kukkonen D Flag of Finland.png Finland Ilves U20 (Nuorten SM-liiga)
7 187 William Worge Kreu D Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Linkopings HC J20 (SuperElit)

Notes:

  1. The Minnesota Wild's fourth-round pick went to the Buffalo Sabres as the result of a trade on June 30, 2017 that sent Tyler Ennis, Marcus Foligno and a third-round pick to Minnesota in exchange for Jason Pominville, Marco Scandella and this pick.[47]

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books, 27. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  2. Canadiens defeat Sabres, pad lead for second wild card in East (March 23, 2019). Retrieved on March 27, 2019. “Sam Reinhart, Alexander Nylander, Marco Scandella and Jack Eichel scored for Buffalo (31-34-9), which was eliminated from playoff contention.”
  3. Canes clinch playoff berth, snap 10-year drought (April 5, 2019). Retrieved on April 9, 2019. “The Buffalo Sabres now hold the NHL's longest postseason drought. The Sabres have not made the playoffs since the 2010-11 season.”
  4. Buffalo Bills’ 17-year playoff drought ends in dramatic fashion (December 31, 2017). Retrieved on April 9, 2019.
  5. With NFL's longest playoff drought over, rest is gravy for Bills (December 31, 2017). Retrieved on April 9, 2019.
  6. Buffalo Sabres fire coach Phil Housley one day after he said he expected to be back with team (April 7, 2019). Retrieved on April 9, 2019.
  7. Four Coaches To Replace Phil Housley (April 7, 2019). Archived from the original on April 9, 2019. Retrieved on April 9, 2019.
  8. Pegula set to take ownership of Sabres (February 21, 2011). Retrieved on April 9, 2019.
  9. Sabres announce 2018 preseason schedule (June 15, 2018). Retrieved on June 21, 2018.
  10. Sabres announce 2018-19 regular-season schedule (June 21, 2018). Retrieved on October 1, 2018.
  11. Buffalo Sabres Stats - 2018-2019. Retrieved on December 23, 2018.
  12. 2018 NHL Draft Notes (June 23, 2018). Retrieved on June 25, 2018.
  13. Sabres acquire Sheary, Hunwick from Penguins (June 27, 2018). Retrieved on June 29, 2018.
  14. Sabres acquire Thompson, Berglund, Sobotka, 2 picks from Blues (July 1, 2018). Retrieved on July 2, 2018.
  15. Skinner traded to Sabres by Hurricanes (August 2, 2018). Retrieved on August 2, 2018.
  16. Sabres acquire Dougherty from Predators (October 1, 2018). Retrieved on October 2, 2018.
  17. Sabres acquire draft pick from Stars (November 10, 2018). Retrieved on November 12, 2018.
  18. Sabres acquire forward Leier (January 17, 2019). Retrieved on January 22, 2019.
  19. Sabres acquire Montour from Ducks (February 24, 2019). Retrieved on February 24, 2019.
  20. Sabres acquire pick from Jets (February 25, 2019). Retrieved on February 26, 2019.
  21. AMERKS AGREE TO TERMS WITH WILCOX. amerks.com. Retrieved on June 26, 2018.
  22. Jets sign three players. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2018.
  23. Sabres, Hutton agree to 3-year deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2018.
  24. Blues sign goalie Chad Johnson to one-year deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2018.
  25. Sabres agree to terms with Wedgewood. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2018.
  26. «Металлург» подписал контракт с Виктором Антипиным (Russian) (July 2, 2018). Retrieved on July 4, 2018.
  27. Sislo Agrees to Terms on a One-Year Contract (July 2, 2018). Retrieved on July 3, 2018.
  28. Blues sign Nolan to one-year, two-way deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 5, 2018.
  29. Sabres sign Wilcox to 1-year contract (February 24, 2019). Retrieved on February 24, 2019.
  30. Sabres agree to entry-level deal with Ruotsalainen (May 8, 2019). Retrieved on May 9, 2019.
  31. Sabres claim forward Remi Elie on waivers from Dallas (October 2, 2018). Retrieved on October 2, 2018.
  32. Vaclav Karabacek: Waived by Sabres (September 20, 2018). Retrieved on October 25, 2018.
  33. Reinhart eagerly rejoins Sabres with new contract signed (September 20, 2018). Retrieved on October 2, 2018.
  34. Patrik Berglund placed on waivers (December 19, 2018). Retrieved on December 20, 2018.
  35. Sabres ink Hickey to entry-level contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 2, 2018.
  36. Sabres, Wilson agree to 2-year contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 2, 2018.
  37. Sabres sign Dahlin to entry-level contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 10, 2018.
  38. Sabres sign Malone to 1-year contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 14, 2018.
  39. Sabres ink Bailey to 1-year deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 15, 2018.
  40. 40.0 40.1 O'Regan, Baptiste sign 1-year deals. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 15, 2018.
  41. Sabres sign Smith to 1-year contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 16, 2018.
  42. Sabres sign Reinhart to 2-year deal (September 19, 2018). Retrieved on September 20, 2018.
  43. Sabres ink Pekar to entry-level contract (October 17, 2018). Retrieved on October 23, 2018.
  44. Sabres sign Fitzgerald to entry-level contract (March 26, 2019). Retrieved on March 27, 2019.
  45. Sabres, Bryson agree to entry-level deal (April 15, 2019). Retrieved on April 17, 2019.
  46. Sabres sign Skinner to 8-year contract (June 7, 2019). Retrieved on June 11, 2019.
  47. Wild Continues Re-Shuffle in Trade with Sabres (June 30, 2017). Retrieved on June 7, 2018.


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