Buffalo Sabres

Founded: 1970
Team Owner: Terry Pegula
Head Coach: Dan Bylsma
Captain: Brian Gionta
Team Icon: Gilbert Perreault
Overall Record: 1617-1304-409
Minor League Affiliate: Rochester Americans (AHL), Elmira Jackals (ECHL)
Stanley Cup Championships: nada
Arena: First Niagara Center
Arena Capacity: 19,070
City: Buffalo, NY
Website: www.sabres.nhl.com
Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo hockey team was originally going to be known as the Bisons, but then decided to have a name-the-team contest in order to acquire a more original and unique name for the franchise. Many ideas were submitted, but Sabres won out. Ownership claimed they liked Sabres in that as a weapon it is strong in both offense and defense, as they hoped their hockey team would be.

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