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Top 10 Buffalo Sabres of All Time

Top 10 Buffalo Sabres of All Time!
Publish Date: 02/21/2023
Fact checked by: Mark Lewis

The Buffalo Sabres are the topic of today’s top ten list and while they are not one of the most decorated franchises in NHL history they have had some great players in the past. Active players are not eligible for this list.

10) Mike Ramsey

Ramsey played the third-most games in franchise history (911) and most by a defenseman. Former first-round draft pick widely remembered as best shot blocker in franchise history.

Video: Mike Ramsey Goal - Sabres vs. North Stars, 2/6/85

Mike Ramsey Goal – Sabres vs. North Stars, 2/6/85

9) Ryan Miller

Broke most of Hasek’s team records in goal and is the franchise’s all-time leader in games (540), wins (284), saves (14,847) and minutes (31,659). Second in shutouts (28) and save percentage (.916).

Video: The Best Of Ryan Miller! | Buffalo Sabres

The Best Of Ryan Miller! | Buffalo Sabres

8) Danny Gare

Gare was twice a 50-goal scorer, he tied for the league lead with 56 in the 1979-80 season. In his eight seasons with Buffalo, Gare notched 267 goals.

Video: Danny Gare 2 goals Oct. 25, 1981

Danny Gare 2 goals Oct. 25, 1981

7) Dave Andreychuk

Andreychuk made his living in front of the net and on the power play, using his massive frame to create space and do the dirty work.

Video: Dave Andreychuk 4 Goals March 19, 1992

Dave Andreychuk 4 Goals March 19, 1992

6) Rick Martin

Martin scored 695 points in 681 games in Buffalo which is impressive. Drafted fifth overall in the 1971 draft, Rico played in Buffalo for 10 different seasons.

Video: Remembering Rick Martin | Sabres Memories

Remembering Rick Martin | Sabres Memories

5) Pat LaFontaine

In six seasons with the Sabres, the Hall of Fame inductee only played 268 games for the blue and gold. But, boy, did he make his mark in those few games—registering 385 points. His best season came alongside Alexander Mogilny as he registered 148 points, the highest single-season mark by an American-born hockey player. For more hockey news click here!

Video: Pat LaFontaine Highlights

Pat LaFontaine Highlights

4) Alexander Mogilny

Mogilny put up a monstrous season in 1992-93, recording an absolutely ridiculous 76 goals. Then, he teamed up with LaFontaine to give Buffalo maybe their greatest one-two punch in history.

Video: Alexander Mogilny Career Highlights Buffalo Sabres

Alexander Mogilny Career Highlights Buffalo Sabres

3) Phil Housley

In his rookie season with the Sabres, the 18-year-old scored an imposing 66 points in 77 games. From there, he went on to produce 1,232 points in 1,495 games.

Video: Phil Housley Career Highlights

Phil Housley Career Highlights

2) Dominik Hasek

Hasek accrued an insane amount of individual hardware in his time in Buffalo. That included six Vezina trophies, two Hart trophies, two William Jennings trophies and two Lester Pearson trophies. In addition, Hasek had the best years of his career in Buffalo, posting a 2.22 GAA and .926 SV per cent, both of which remain Sabre records.

Video: Dominik Hasek | Buffalo Sabres | Beyond Blue & Gold

Dominik Hasek | Buffalo Sabres | Beyond Blue & Gold

1) Gilbert Perreault

In 1970 Perrault was the first draft pick in Sabres history, and over 50 years later, he is the greatest Sabre of them all. Perreault made nine All-Star Game appearances in addition to winning one Lady Byng Trophy and the Calder Trophy.

Video: #11: The Franchise Player | Sabres Memories: Gilbert Perreault

#11: The Franchise Player | Sabres Memories: Gilbert Perreault

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