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1981-1982 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
#27 Larry Playfair (D) 59 1958 Fort St. James, BC, CAN 6'4" 216 L
#5 Mike Ramsey (D) 57 1960 Minneapolis, MN, USA 6'3" 212 L
#28 Jim Walsh (D) 61 1956 Norfolk, VA, USA 6'1" 209 -
#20 Kai Suikkanen (F) 58 1959 Parkano, FIN 6'2" 209 L
#28
Ronald Fischer (D) 59 1959 Merritt, BC, CAN 6'3" 207 R
#24 Bill Hajt (D) 66 1951 Radisson, SK, CAN 6'3" 205 -
#6 Jim Schoenfeld (D) 65 1952 Galt, ON, CAN 6'2" 205 -
#30 Val James (LW) 61 1957 Ocala, FL, USA 6'2" 205 L
#26 Steve Patrick (RW) 57 1961 Winnipeg, MB, CAN 6'4" 205 R
#8 Tony McKegney (LW) 60 1958 Montréal, QC, CAN 6'0" 201 L
#30 Paul Harrison (G) 63 1955 Timmins, ON, CAN 6'1" 196 L
#3 Richie Dunn (D) 1957 Boston, MA, USA 6'0" 194 -
#17 Mike Foligno (RW) 59 1959 Sudbury, ON, CAN 6'2" 194 R
#15 Yvon Lambert (LW) 68 1950 Drummondville, QC, CAN 6'0" 194 L
#4
John Van Boxmeer (D) 65 1952 Petrolia, ON, CAN 6'0" 190 R
#20 Brent Peterson (RW) 60 1958 Calgary, AB, CAN 6'0" 190 R
#22 Lindy Ruff (D) 58 1960 Edmonton, AB, CAN 6'2" 187 L
#9 Mike Moller (RW) 55 1962 Calgary, AB, CAN 6'1" 187 R
#9 Gilles Hamel (RW) 58 1960 Asbestos, QC, CAN 6'0" 185 R
#19 Sean McKenna (RW) 56 1962 Asbestos, QC, CAN 6'0" 185 R
#11 Gilbert Perreault (C) 67 1950 Victoriaville, QC, CAN 6'1" 185 L
#12 André Savard (C) 64 1953 Témiscaming, QC, CAN 6'1" 185 L
#23 Bob Hess (D) 63 1955 Edmonton, AB, CAN 5'11" 181 L
#23 Hannu Virta (D) 55 1963 Turku, FIN 5'11" 181 L
#7 Randy Cunneyworth (LW) 57 1961 Etobicoke, ON, CAN 6'0" 181 L
#16 Ric Seiling (RW) 60 1957 Elmira, ON, CAN 6'1" 181 R
#19 Derek Smith (C) 63 1954 Québec, QC, CAN 5'11" 181 L
#14 Alan Haworth (C) 58 1960 Drummondville, QC, CAN 5'10" 179 L
#7 Dale McCourt (C) 61 1957 Falconbridge, ON, CAN 5'10" 179 R
#18 Danny Gare (RW)   “C” 64 1954 Nelson, BC, CAN 5'9" 176 R
#10 Craig Ramsay (LW) 67 1951 Weston, ON, CAN 5'10" 174 L
#21 Jean-François Sauvé (C) 58 1960 Ste-Geneviève, QC, CAN 5'6" 174 L
#30 Jari Paavola (G) 58 1960 Turku, FIN 5'8" 170 -
#19 Jeff Eatough (RW) 54 1963 Toronto, ON, CAN 5'9" 170 R
#29 Jacques Cloutier (G) 58 1960 Rouyn-Noranda, QC, CAN 5'7" 168 L
#1 Don Edwards (G) 62 1955 Hamilton, ON, CAN 5'9" 165 L
#28 Bob Sauvé (G) 62 1955 Ste-Geneviève, QC, CAN 5'8" 165 L
#25 Robert Mongrain (C) 58 1959 LaSalle, QC, CAN 5'9" 163 L
Position: G:5 D:9 F:19 | Av Age: 23.94 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt 187 lbs | Compare with other teams

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  • Arena Name KeyBank Center
  • Location Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Capacity 18 690
  • Construction Year 1996
Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
05/23/2018
05/23/2018 Confirmed Joining Rasmus Asplund (F) Joining from Färjestad BK
05/15/2018
05/15/2018 Confirmed Joining Lawrence Pilut (D) Joining from HV71
05/02/2018
05/02/2018 Extension Casey Nelson (D)
04/27/2018
04/27/2018 Confirmed Leaving Jacob Josefson (F) Leaving for Djurgårdens IF
04/24/2018
04/24/2018 Confirmed Joining Victor Olofsson (F) Joining from Frölunda HC
04/11/2018
04/11/2018 Confirmed Joining Andrew Oglevie (F) Joining from Univ. of Notre Dame
03/26/2018
03/26/2018 Confirmed Joining Casey Mittelstadt (F) Joining from Univ. of Minnesota
03/25/2018
03/25/2018 Confirmed Joining Will Borgen (D) Joining from St. Cloud State Univ.
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
1987-1988 NHL 80 37 11 32 - - 283 305 85 9 Conference QF loss
1988-1989 NHL 80 38 7 35 - - 291 299 83 8 Conference QF loss
1989-1990 NHL 80 45 8 27 - - 286 248 98 3 Conference QF loss
1990-1991 NHL 80 31 19 30 - - 292 278 81 10 Conference QF loss
1991-1992 NHL 80 31 12 37 - - 289 299 74 17 Conference QF loss
1992-1993 NHL 84 38 10 36 - - 335 297 86 15 Conference SF loss
1993-1994 NHL 84 43 9 32 - - 282 218 95 10 Conference QF loss
1994-1995 NHL 48 22 7 19 - - 130 119 51 11 Conference QF loss
1995-1996 NHL 82 33 7 42 - - 247 262 73 20 Did not make playoffs
1996-1997 NHL 82 40 12 30 - - 237 208 92 6 Conference SF loss
1997-1998 NHL 82 36 17 29 - - 211 187 89 10 Conference Final loss
1998-1999 NHL 82 37 17 28 - - 207 175 91 9 Final loss
1999-2000 NHL 82 35 11 32 - 4 213 204 85 16 Conference QF loss
2000-2001 NHL 82 46 5 30 - 1 218 184 98 8 Conference SF loss
2001-2002 NHL 82 35 11 35 - 1 213 200 82 20 Did not make playoffs
2002-2003 NHL 82 27 10 37 - 8 190 219 72 26 Did not make playoffs
2003-2004 NHL 82 37 7 34 - 4 220 221 85 18 Did not make playoffs
2005-2006 NHL 82 52 - 24 - 6 281 239 110 5 Conference Final loss
2006-2007 NHL 82 53 - 22 - 7 308 242 113 1 Conference Final loss
2007-2008 NHL 82 39 - 31 - 12 255 242 90 18 Did not make playoffs
2008-2009 NHL 82 41 - 32 - 9 250 234 91 18 Did not make playoffs
2009-2010 NHL 82 45 - 27 - 10 235 207 100 11 Conference QF loss
2010-2011 NHL 82 43 - 29 - 10 245 229 96 15 Conference QF loss
2011-2012 NHL 82 39 - 32 - 11 218 230 89 19 Did not make playoffs
2012-2013 NHL 48 21 - 21 - 6 125 143 48 12 Did not make playoffs
2013-2014 NHL 82 21 - 51 - 10 157 248 52 8 Did not make playoffs
2014-2015 NHL 82 23 - 51 - 8 161 274 54 8 Did not make playoffs
2015-2016 NHL 82 35 - 36 - 11 201 222 81 7 Did not make playoffs
2016-2017 NHL 82 33 - 37 - 12 201 237 78 8 Did not make playoffs
2017-2018 NHL 82 25 - 45 - 12 199 280 62 8 Did not make playoffs
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Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Phil Varone (F) 2017-2018 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 74 23 47 70 36
2. Cal O'Reilly (F) 2017-2018 Iowa Wild AHL 75 15 49 64 10
3. Linus Omark (F) 2017-2018 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 55 16 39 55 60
4. Cole Schneider (F) 2017-2018 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 76 16 34 50 33
5. Brian Flynn (F) 2017-2018 Texas Stars AHL 66 18 29 47 14
6. Mark Mancari (F) 2017-2018 EHC Freiburg DEL2 32 15 30 45 16
7. T.J. Brennan (D) 2017-2018 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 63 14 31 45 75
8. C.J. Smith (F) 2017-2018 Rochester Americans AHL 57 17 27 44 16
9. Corey Tropp (F) 2017-2018 San Diego Gulls AHL 50 17 26 43 119
10. Paul Szczechura (F) 2017-2018 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 55 20 22 42 26
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Gilbert Perreault (F) 1191 512 814 1326
2. Dave Andreychuk (F) 837 368 436 804
3. Rick Martin (F) 681 382 313 695
4. Craig Ramsay (F) 1070 252 420 672
5. Phil Housley (D) 608 178 380 558
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Gilbert Perreault (F) 1191 512 814 1326
2. Rick Martin (F) 681 382 313 695
3. Dave Andreychuk (F) 837 368 436 804
4. Danny Gare (F) 503 267 233 500
5. Thomas Vanek (F) 598 254 243 497
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Gilbert Perreault (F) 1191 512 814 1326
2. Dave Andreychuk (F) 837 368 436 804
3. Craig Ramsay (F) 1070 252 420 672
4. Phil Housley (D) 608 178 380 558
5. René Robert (F) 524 222 330 552
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Rob Ray (F) 889 40 90 3189
2. Mike Foligno (F) 664 247 511 1450
3. Larry Playfair (D) 577 24 100 1392
4. Brad May (F) 425 67 156 1323
5. Matthew Barnaby (F) 317 47 126 1248
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Gilbert Perreault (F) 1191 512 814 1326
2. Craig Ramsay (F) 1070 252 420 672
3. Mike Ramsey (D) 911 73 256 329
4. Rob Ray (F) 889 40 50 90
5. Bill Hajt (D) 854 42 202 244
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Pat LaFontaine (F) 268 158 385 1.437
2. Alexander Mogilny (F) 381 211 444 1.165
3. Dale Hawerchuk (F) 342 110 385 1.126
4. Gilbert Perreault (F) 1191 512 1326 1.113
5. René Robert (F) 524 222 552 1.053
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Pat LaFontaine (F) 1992-1993 NHL 84 53 95 148 1.76 63
2. Alexander Mogilny (F) 1992-1993 NHL 77 76 51 127 1.65 40
3. Gilbert Perreault (F) 1975-1976 NHL 80 44 69 113 1.41 36
4. Pierre Turgeon (F) 1989-1990 NHL 80 40 66 106 1.33 29
5. Gilbert Perreault (F) 1979-1980 NHL 80 40 66 106 1.33 57
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Alexander Mogilny (F) 1992-1993 NHL 77 76 51 127 1.65 40
2. Danny Gare (F) 1979-1980 NHL 76 56 33 89 1.17 90
3. Pat LaFontaine (F) 1992-1993 NHL 84 53 95 148 1.76 63
4. Rick Martin (F) 1974-1975 NHL 68 52 43 95 1.40 72
5. Rick Martin (F) 1973-1974 NHL 78 52 34 86 1.10 38
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Pat LaFontaine (F) 1992-1993 NHL 84 53 95 148 1.76 63
2. Dale Hawerchuk (F) 1992-1993 NHL 81 16 80 96 1.19 52
3. Dale Hawerchuk (F) 1991-1992 NHL 77 23 75 98 1.27 27
4. Gilbert Perreault (F) 1975-1976 NHL 80 44 69 113 1.41 36
5. Pierre Turgeon (F) 1989-1990 NHL 80 40 66 106 1.33 29
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Rob Ray (F) 1991-1992 NHL 63 5 3 8 0.13 354
2. Rob Ray (F) 1990-1991 NHL 66 8 8 16 0.24 350
3. Matthew Barnaby (F) 1995-1996 NHL 73 15 16 31 0.42 335
4. Mike Hartman (F) 1988-1989 NHL 70 8 9 17 0.24 316
5. Brad May (F) 1991-1992 NHL 69 11 6 17 0.25 309
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2017-2018 6'1" 203 lbs 24.93
2016-2017 6'2" 209 lbs 25.00
2015-2016 6'2" 207 lbs 24.72
2014-2015 6'1" 205 lbs 25.58
2013-2014 6'1" 200 lbs 24.91
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Recent NHL Entry Draft Selections
RND # Player Born Birtplace HT WT
2017
1 #8 Casey Mittelstadt (C) 11/22/1998 Edina, MN, USA 6'1" 201 lbs
2 #37 Marcus Davidsson (C/W) 11/18/1998 Tyresö, SWE 6'0" 192 lbs
2 #54 Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (G) 03/09/1999 Espoo, FIN 6'4" 196 lbs
3 #89 Oskari Laaksonen (D) 07/02/1999 Tampere, FIN 6'2" 165 lbs
4 #99 Jacob Bryson (D) 11/18/1997 London, ON, CAN 5'9" 179 lbs
7 #192 Linus Weissbach (LW/RW) 04/19/1998 Göteborg, SWE 5'9" 165 lbs
2016
1 #8 Alexander Nylander (RW/LW) 03/02/1998 Calgary, AB, CAN 6'1" 192 lbs
2 #33 Rasmus Asplund (C) 12/03/1997 Filipstad, SWE 5'11" 176 lbs
3 #69 Cliff Pu (RW/C) 06/03/1998 North York, ON, CAN 6'2" 192 lbs
3 #86 Casey Fitzgerald (D) 02/25/1997 North Reading, MA, USA 5'11" 185 lbs
4 #99 Brett Murray (LW) 07/20/1998 Bolton, ON, CAN 6'4" 216 lbs
5 #129 Philip Nyberg (D) 04/27/1997 Linköping, SWE 6'3" 203 lbs
5 #130 Vojtech Budik (D) 01/29/1998 Holice, CZE 6'1" 203 lbs
6 #159 Brandon Hagel (LW) 08/27/1998 Morinville, AB, CAN 5'11" 174 lbs
7 #189 Austin Osmanski (D) 04/30/1998 East Aurora, NY, USA 6'4" 207 lbs
7 #190 Vasili Glotov (C) 09/04/1997 Barnaul, RUS 5'11" 174 lbs
2015
1 #2 Jack Eichel (C) 10/28/1996 North Chelmsford, MA, USA 6'2" 205 lbs
2 #51 Brendan Guhle (D) 07/29/1997 Edmonton, AB, CAN 6'2" 196 lbs
4 #92 Will Borgen (D) 12/19/1996 Moorhead, MN, USA 6'2" 187 lbs
5 #122 Devante Stephens (D) 01/02/1997 White Rock, BC, CAN 6'2" 190 lbs
6 #152 Giorgio Estephan (C) 02/03/1997 Edmonton, AB, CAN 6'0" 196 lbs
7 #182 Ivan Chukarov (D) 04/03/1995 Des Plaines, IL, USA 6'2" 203 lbs
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