Best Athletes The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time  

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The Buffalo Sabres were founded in 1970 (along with Vancouver Canucks) when the NFL decided to expand to 14 teams. The Sabres have been to the Stanley Cup finals twice, but never won, losing to Philly in 1975 and Dallas in 1999. The "French Connection," consisting of Gilbert Perreault, Rick Martin, and René Robert, all had their jerseys retired at the same time they did, and even had a statue erected at Niagara Falls.

Below are the greatest Buffalo Sabres of all time, including the famous French Connection. Vote up the best of the best below and see where your favorite Sabres fall!

1
275 95
Dominik Hašek is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Dominik Hašek Goaltender

2
233 76
Gilbert Perreault is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Gilbert Perreault Centerman

3
186 85
Pat LaFontaine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Pat LaFontaine Centerman

4
141 61
Daniel Brière is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Daniel Brière Right wing

5
145 66
Jack Eichel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
BillChoinski added Jack Eichel

6
128 57
Dave Andreychuk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Dave Andreychuk Left Wing

7
155 76
Ryan Miller is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Ryan Miller Goaltender

8
117 51
Pierre Turgeon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time

9
123 57
Jason Pominville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Jason Pominville Right wing

10
140 72
Phil Housley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Phil Housley Defenseman, Forward

11
105 48
Michael Peca is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
dbedrock added Michael Peca Centerman

12
111 53
Miroslav Šatan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time

13
78 30
Tim Horton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Tim Horton Defenseman

14
103 48
Martin Biron is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
CMCSS03 added Martin Biron Goaltender

15
60 19
Brian Campbell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Brian Campbell Defenseman

16
75 30
Rasmus Ristolainen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Rasmus Ristolainen

17
105 52
Chris Drury is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Chris Drury Centerman

18
143 81
Alexander Mogilny is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time

19
144 82
Rick Martin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Rick Martin Left Wing

20
78 35
Ryan O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Ryan O'Reilly Centerman

21
82 38
Maxim Afinogenov is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
EricKetzer added Maxim Afinogenov

22
62 24
Derek Roy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Derek Roy Centerman

23
60 25
Dwayne Roloson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Dwayne Roloson Goaltender

24
65 29
Brian Gionta is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Brian Gionta Right wing

25
110 65
Thomas Vanek is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Thomas Vanek Left Wing

26
121 74
René Robert is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
René Robert Centerman

27
66 31
Jean-Pierre Dumont is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jean-Pierre Dumont Right wing, Winger

28
56 24
Tyler Myers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
EricKetzer added Tyler Myers Defenseman

29
62 29
Matthew Barnaby is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Dan Kushnir added Matthew Barnaby

30
64 31
Sam Reinhart is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Sam Reinhart

31
55 25
Steve Bégin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Steve Begin Centerman, Forward

32
60 30
Clarke MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Clarke MacArthur Left Wing

33
51 24
Evander Kane is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Evander Kane Left Wing, Centerman

34
60 32
Josh Gorges is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Josh Gorges Defenseman

35
49 23
Donald Audette is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Donald Audette Right wing

36
57 30
Nicolas Deslauriers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Nicolas Deslauriers Defenseman

37
47 22
Paul Byron is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Paul Byron Centerman

38
40 17
Garry Galley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Garry Galley Defenseman

39
105 73
Dale Hawerchuk is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Dale Hawerchuk Centerman

40
41 19
Tyler Ennis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Tyler Ennis Left Wing

41
37 16
Jay McKee is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
EricKetzer added Jay McKee Defenseman

42
41 20
Robyn Regehr is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Robyn Regehr Defenseman

43
44 23
Paul Gaustad is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Paul Gaustad Centerman

44
44 23
Steve Ott is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Steve Ott Centerman

45
45 24
Kyle Okposo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Kyle Okposo Right wing

46
37 17
Marco Scandella is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Marco Scandella Defenseman

47
43 23
Nathan Beaulieu is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Nathan Beaulieu Defenseman

48
38 20
Teppo Numminen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
EricKetzer added Teppo Numminen Defenseman

49
35 18
Vyacheslav Kozlov is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
EricKetzer added Vyacheslav Kozlov Winger

50
36 19
Rob Niedermayer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Rob Niedermayer Winger, Centerman, Forward