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!
list ordered by

1
275 83
Gilbert Perreault is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Centerman

2
313 100
Dominik Hašek is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Goaltender

3
209 91
Pat LaFontaine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Centerman

4
175 84
Ryan Miller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Goaltender

5
158 74
Daniel Brière is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Right wing

6
164 78
Phil Housley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Defenseman, Forward

7
164 78
Jack Eichel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
BillChoinski added

8
143 66
Dave Andreychuk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Left Wing

9
132 59
Pierre Turgeon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time

10
172 86
Alexander Mogilny is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time

11
165 87
Rick Martin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Left Wing

12
134 66
Jason Pominville is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Right wing

13
121 58
Michael Peca is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
dbedrock added Centerman

14
91 39
Tim Horton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Defenseman

15
124 64
Miroslav Šatan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time

16
117 60
Chris Drury is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Centerman

17
143 79
René Robert is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Centerman

18
69 27
Brian Campbell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Defenseman

19
87 41
Rasmus Ristolainen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added

20
124 70
Thomas Vanek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Left Wing

21
110 60
Martin Biron is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
CMCSS03 added Goaltender

22
126 75
Dale Hawerchuk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Centerman

23
84 45
Ryan O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Centerman

24
68 33
Derek Roy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Centerman

25
87 49
Maxim Afinogenov is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
EricKetzer added

26
70 38
Sam Reinhart is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Sam Reinhart

27
63 34
Tyler Myers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
EricKetzer added Defenseman

28
70 40
Jean-Pierre Dumont is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
CMCSS03 added Right wing, Winger

29
70 40
Brian Gionta is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Right wing

30
47 21
Jay McKee is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
EricKetzer added Jay McKee Defenseman

31
65 37
Matthew Barnaby is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Dan Kushnir added

32
62 36
Dwayne Roloson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Goaltender

33
57 32
Evander Kane is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Left Wing, Centerman

34
51 27
Steve Ott is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Centerman

35
54 30
Donald Audette is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Donald Audette Right wing

36
47 24
Teppo Numminen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
EricKetzer added Defenseman

37
103 73
Danny Gare is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Forward

38
51 28
Kyle Okposo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Right wing

39
63 39
Clarke MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Left Wing

40
91 64
Mike Foligno is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Right wing

41
50 28
Paul Gaustad is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Centerman

42
88 63
Mike Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Defenseman

43
46 26
Tyler Ennis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Left Wing

44
74 52
Lindy Ruff is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Defenseman, Forward

45
43 24
Drew Stafford is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Right wing

46
44 25
Garry Galley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Defenseman

47
80 59
Tom Barrasso is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
Goaltender

48
56 37
Steve Bégin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Centerman, Forward

49
49 31
Paul Byron is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Centerman

50
41 24
Rob Niedermayer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Buffalo Sabres of All Time
nietzschescode added Winger, Centerman, Forward