Buffalo Sabers sign general manager Kevyn Adams to multi-year extension

The Buffalo Sabers organization announced Wednesday the signing of general manager Kevyn Adams to a multi-year contract extension.

First named general manager in January 2020, Adams has held the position for the past two seasons. Since starting work, the Sabers are 47-73-18.

« Kevyn’s leadership and vision over the past two seasons has proven invaluable, and I’m confident in his ability to continue moving us forward as an organization, » Sabers owner Terry Pegula said in a statement. the team’s press release.

“He is respected by players, coaches, staff and his league peers because of the poise with which he carries himself and the respect he gives to every individual he meets. He has evolved in different roles within the organization, providing him with unique perspectives that help him perform at the highest level as a CEO.

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Adams spent more than a decade with the Sabres, serving in various roles on the organization’s staff. From his early days as a developmental coach, promoted to assistant coach, fired from that role, and spending six seasons as director of the Hockey Academy program at LECOM Harborcenter and president of the Buffalo Jr. Sabres, Adams was eventually named Senior Vice President. 2019 Sabers Business Administration Chairman.

After one season in that role, he replaced Jason Botterill, then fired, as general manager.

Selected in the first round (25th overall) in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins, Adams spent 13 seasons in the league playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Columbus Blue Jackets, Florida, Carolina Hurricanes, Phoenix Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks.

In 540 career games, he had 59 goals and 77 assists for 136 points.

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According to the Sabers, Adams is scheduled to speak to the media Thursday at 9:15 a.m. ET.

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