Sabres name Penguins' Jason Botterill as GM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula has named Jason Botterill as the team’s general manager.

An 11-year veteran of NHL front offices, Botterill joins the Sabres after spending the last 10 seasons as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins organization.

In his most recent post as Associate General Manager, Botterill was involved in scouting, player development, contract negotiations and salary cap management.

"We are very happy to welcome Jason Botterill to the Buffalo Sabres family,” said Pegula. “Jason’s hockey knowledge, experience drafting and developing players, and his approach to management stood out to us during our interview process. Jason has built a solid reputation as a leader that connects strongly with players and staff around him. We are confident he will have a positive impact within our organization and will help us get to our ultimate goal.”

The announcement comes weeks after general manager Tim Murray and head coach Dan Bylsma were fired following the Sabres' losing 33-37-12 record this past season.

The Sabres will hold a conference with Botterill at 4 p.m. on Thursday.

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