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Team captains

  • Floyd Smith, 1970–71
  • Gerry Meehan, 1971–74
  • Jim Schoenfeld, 1974–77
  • Danny Gare, 1977–82
  • Gilbert Perreault, 1982–86
  • Lindy Ruff, 1986–89
  • Mike Foligno, 1989–90
  • No captain, 1990-91
  • Mike Ramsey, 1991–92
  • Pat LaFontaine, 1992–97
  • Alexander Mogilny, 1993–94
  • Michael Peca, 1997–2000
  • No captain, 2000–01
  • Stu Barnes, 2001–03
  • Rotating captains , 2003–04
  • * Miroslav Satan, October 2003
  • * Chris Drury, November 2003
  • * James Patrick, December 2003
  • * Jean-Pierre Dumont, January 2004
  • * Daniel Briere, February 2004
  • * Chris Drury, March & April 2004
  • No captain, 2004–05 (Lockout)
  • Daniel Briere & Chris Drury, 2005–07
    (co-captains)
  • Rotating captains , 2007–08
  • * Jochen Hecht, October 2007
  • * Toni Lydman, November 2007
  • * Brian Campbell, December 2007
  • * Jaroslav Spacek, January 2008
  • * Jochen Hecht, February 2008
  • * Jason Pominville, March & April 2008
  • Craig Rivet, 2008–present

Honored members

Hall of Famers ;Players
  • Dick Duff, C, 1970–72, inducted 2006
  • Grant Fuhr, G, 1993–95, inducted 2003
  • Clark Gillies, C, 1986–88, inducted 2002
  • Tim Horton, D, 1972–74, inducted 1977
  • Gilbert Perreault, C, 1970–87, inducted 1990
  • Dale Hawerchuk, C, 1990–95, inducted 2001
  • Pat LaFontaine, C, 1991–97, inducted 2003
;Builders
  • George "Punch" Imlach, head coach/GM, 1970–78, inducted 1984
  • Scotty Bowman, head coach/GM, 1980–87, inducted 1991
  • Seymour H. Knox III, owner (team co-founder), 1970–96, inducted 1993
  • Roger Neilson, assistant/head coach, 1979–81, inducted 2002
;Broadcasters
  • Ted Darling, 1970–92, inducted 1994
Retired numbers
  • 2 Tim Horton, D, 1972–74, number retired January 15, 1996
  • 7 Rick Martin, LW, 1971–81, number retired November 15, 1995*
  • 11 Gilbert Perreault, C, 1970–86, number retired October 17, 1990*
  • 14 Rene Robert, RW, 1972–79, number retired November 15, 1995*
  • 16 Pat LaFontaine, C, 1991–97, number retired March 3, 2006
  • 18 Danny Gare, RW, 1974–81, number retired November 22, 2005
  • 99 Wayne Gretzky, C, number retired league wide February 6, 2000
  • SHK III and NRK (team founders Seymour H. Knox III and Northrup R. Knox. Two banners bearing their initials and the Sabres blue and gold reside in HSBC Arena's rafters.)
* When Rene Robert and Rick Martin were retired, Gilbert Perreault was present, as the entire "French Connection" line was given retirement together. Today, each linemate's banner is next to one another at HSBC Arena, with a banner above indicating their line's nickname.

First-round draft picks

  • 1970: Gilbert Perreault (first overall)
  • 1971: Rick Martin (fifth overall)
  • 1972: Jim Schoenfeld (fifth overall)
  • 1973: Morris Titanic (12th overall)
  • 1974: Lee Fogolin (11th overall)
  • 1975: Bob Sauve (17th overall)
  • 1976: None
  • 1977: Ric Seiling (14th overall)
  • 1978: Larry Playfair (13th overall)
  • 1979: Mike Ramsey (11th overall)
  • 1980: Steve Patrick (20th overall)
  • 1981: Jiri Dudacek (17th overall)
  • 1982: Phil Housley (6th overall), Paul Cyr (9th overall), & Dave Andreychuk 16th overall)
  • 1983: Tom Barrasso (fifth overall), Normand Lacombe (10th overall), & Adam Creighton (11th overall)
  • 1984: Mikael Andersson (18th overall)
  • 1985: Calle Johansson (14th overall)
  • 1986: Shawn Anderson (fifth overall)
  • 1987: Pierre Turgeon (first overall)
  • 1988: Joel Savage (13th overall)
  • 1989: Kevin Haller (14th overall)
  • 1990: Brad May (14th overall)
  • 1991: Philippe Boucher (13th overall)
  • 1992: David Cooper (11th overall)
  • 1993: None
  • 1994: Wayne Primeau (17th overall)
  • 1995: Jay McKee (14th overall) & Martin Biron (16th overall)
  • 1996: Erik Rasmussen (seventh overall)
  • 1997: Mika Noronen (21st overall)
  • 1998: Dmitri Kalinin (18th overall)
  • 1999: Barrett Heisten (20th overall)
  • 2000: Artem Kryukov (15th overall)
  • 2001: Jiri Novotny (22nd overall)
  • 2002: Keith Ballard (11th overall) & Daniel Paille (20th overall)
  • 2003: Thomas Vanek (fifth overall)
  • 2004: Drew Stafford (13th overall)
  • 2005: Marek Zagrapan (13th overall)
  • 2006: Dennis Persson (24th overall)
  • 2007: None
  • 2008: Tyler Myers (12th overall) & Tyler Ennis (26th overall)
  • 2009: Zack Kassian (13th overall)

Franchise scoring leaders

These are the top-ten point-scorers in franchise history. Figures are updated after each completed NHL regular season.

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game; * = current Sabres player''

NHL awards and trophies

Presidents' Trophy
  • 2006–07
Prince of Wales Trophy
  • 1974–75, 1979–80, 1998–99
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy
  • Don Luce: 1974–75
  • Pat LaFontaine: 1994–95
Calder Memorial Trophy
  • Gilbert Perreault: 1970–71
  • Tom Barrasso: 1983–84
Frank J. Selke Trophy
  • Craig Ramsay: 1984–85
  • Michael Peca: 1996–97
Hart Memorial Trophy
  • Dominik Hasek: 1996–97, 1997–98
Jack Adams Award
  • Ted Nolan: 1996–97
  • Lindy Ruff: 2005–06
King Clancy Memorial Trophy
  • Rob Ray: 1998–99
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
  • Gilbert Perreault: 1972–73
Lester B. Pearson Award
  • Dominik Hasek: 1996–97, 1997–98
Lester Patrick Trophy
  • Pat LaFontaine: 1996–97
  • Scotty Bowman: 2000–01
NHL Plus/Minus Award
  • Thomas Vanek: 2006–07
Vezina Trophy
  • Don Edwards & Bob Sauve: 1979–80
  • Tom Barrasso: 1983–84
  • Dominik Hasek: 1993–94, 1994–95, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2000–01
William M. Jennings Trophy
  • Tom Barrasso & Bob Sauve: 1984–85
  • Dominik Hasek & Grant Fuhr: 1993–94
  • Dominik Hasek: 2000–01

Franchise individual records

See also

  • Buffalo Sabres Alumni Hockey Team, a team composed of former Sabres
  • List of NHL players
  • List of NHL seasons

References

  1. Ruff front-runner to coach Sabres
  2. The List: Worst calls in sports history
  3. The Buffalo Sabres the Dallas Stars and Brett Hull's famous "no goal"
  4. http://eod.liquidviewer.com/wgr-od/wgr/20060916_Quinn.wma
  5. Ultimate Standings: Buffalo Sabres Are No. 1!
  6. 2008 Winter Classic
  7. Portland Pirates Become New AHL Affiliate for Buffalo Sabres
  8. ranking the nhl coaches
  9. http://www.buffalonews.com/sports/sabresnhl/story/415070.html
  10. http://sabres.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=382687
  11. Buffalo Sabres season statistics and records
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