Buffalo Sabres

Skaters
5 Toni Lydman D
(LOOD-man)
6'1'', 204 09/25/1977 ( 31 ), Lahti, FIN 8th NHL / 4rd BUF Season
Last Goal: DEC 12, 2008 vs TORONTO (17) Last Assist: JAN 21, 2009 @ TAMPA BAY
How Acquired: Acquired from Calgary on Aug. 25, 2005, in exchange for Buffalo's third-round selection in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Notes:
2008-09: First 41 games: 40 GP, 1-9-10, 24 PIMs, -4, 20:52 TOI/G ... Missed one game with flu (1/6)... Led team with 94 blocked shots.

TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
979:11
21:17
0-0
0.0
100.0
9.0
40.0
103.0
-5.0
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
46
1
12
13
30
0
0
0
48
2.1
Career
559
27
141
168
381
10
0
2
688
3.9


6 Jaroslav Spacek D
(SPAH-chek, YA-roh-slahv)
5'11'', 204 02/11/1974 ( 34 ), Rokycany, CZE 10th NHL / 3rd Season
Last Goal: OCT 17, 2008 vs VANCOUVER (43) Last Assist: JAN 15, 2009 @ DALLAS (3)
How Acquired: Signed as an unrestricted free agent on July 5, 2006.
Notes:
2008-09: First 41 games: 41 GP, 1-20-21, 16 PIMs, -1, 22:50 TOI/G ... Fifth on team in scoring; leading Sabres defenseman... 3 multi-point games.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
1059:12
22:32
0-0
0.00
43
15
42
75
-3
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
47
1
21
22
16
1
0
0
65
1.54
Career
668
66
214
280
493
30
3
10
1064
6.20


9 Derek Roy C
ROI
5'9'', 188 05/04/1983 ( 25 ), Ottawa, ON, CAN 5th NHL / 5th Season
Last Goal: JAN 21, 2009 @ TAMPA BAY Last Assist: JAN 17, 2009 vs CAROLINA (2)
How Acquired: Selected in the second round (32nd overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
Notes:
2008-09: First 41 games: 41 GP, 15-24-39, 20 PIMs, +2, 21:42 TOI/G ... Led team in scoring ... 9 multi-point games, including three 3-point games ... scored points in 27 of 41 games ... 6 GWGs.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
1020:13
21:42
447-442
50.28
29
27
55
16
2
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
47
18
26
44
20
4
0
6
129
13.95
Career
319
98
155
253
195
22
5
18
699
14.02


10 Henrik Tallinder D
(tah-LEEN-duhr)
6'3'', 214 01/10/1979 ( 30 ), Stockholm, SWE 6th NHL / 6th Season
Last Goal: NOV 12, 2008 vs ST. LOUIS (29) Last Assist: JAN 3, 2009 @ BOSTON (7)
How Acquired: Buffalo's second-round draft choice (48th overall) in 1997 NHL Entry Draft,
Notes:
2008-09: First 41 games: 38 GP, 1-5-6, 16 PIMs, -1, 17:20 TOI/G ... Missed one game with ankle injury (10/27) ... Scored the GWG vs. STL (11/12).
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
756:14
17:35
0-0
0.00
29
4
28
43
-2
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
43
1
5
6
22
0
0
1
23
4.35
Career
363
16
66
82
232
1
1
2
310
5.16


12 Ales Kotalik R
(KOH-tuh-lihk, AH-lesh)
6'1'', 227 12/23/1978 ( 30 ), Jindr Hradec, CZE 6th NHL / 6th Season
Last Goal: JAN 21, 2009 @ TAMPA BAY Last Assist: JAN 15, 2009 @ DALLAS (3)
How Acquired: Buffalo's sixth-round choice (164th overall) in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft..
Notes:
2008-09: First 41 games: 34 GP, 8-12-20, 20 PIMs, -3, 15:37 TOI/G ... Missed seven games (hamstring) ... 4/6 in shootouts, including 3 SDG's ... finished first half tied for first all-time in NHL with 9 career SDG's.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
618:25
15:27
26-34
43.33
65
12
13
8
-5
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
40
10
13
23
20
5
0
1
113
8.85
Career
410
111
120
231
259
36
0
16
1044
10.63


17 Marc-Andre Gragnani L
Gruh-nah-nee
6'1'', 180 03/11/1987 ( 21 ), Montreal, QC, CAN 0 NHL / 0 Season
Last Goal: Last Assist:
How Acquired: Buffalo's third-round choice (87th overall) in the 2005 Entry Draft.
Notes:
2008-09: Recalled from Portland (AHL) on Jan. 26 ... Fourth among AHL defensemen with 30 points (4+26) in 44 games at time of recall ... 26 assists were tied for the Portland team lead ... Held without a point during two-game recall in 2007-08.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
0:00
0:00
0-0
0.00
0
0
0
0
0
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.00
Career
2
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
1
0.00


19 Tim Connolly C
6'1'', 190 05/07/1981 ( 27 ), Syracuse, NY, USA 7th NHL / 5th Season
Last Goal: JAN 19, 2009 @ FLORIDA (1) Last Assist: NOV 14, 2008 vs COLUMBUS (7)
How Acquired: Acquired from the N.Y. Islanders with Taylor Pyatt, June 24, 2001, in exchange for Michael Peca.
Notes:
2008-09: First 41 games: 7 GP, 2-5-7, 0 PIMs, E, 17:33 TOI/G ... Missed 34 games due to injury: 10 - back (Oct. 10-Nov. 1); 24 - rib (Nov. 15-Jan. 6).
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
230:02
17:41
82-77
51.57
6
8
11
7
-1
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
13
5
5
10
0
0
0
0
37
13.51
Career
451
75
176
251
190
26
2
12
819
9.16


20 Daniel Paille L
Pie-yay
6'0'', 197 04/15/1984 ( 24 ), Welland, ON, CAN 3rd NHL / 3rd Season
Last Goal: DEC 22, 2008 vs PITTSBURGH (13) Last Assist: JAN 3, 2009 @ BOSTON (8)
How Acquired: Buffalo's first-round choice (20th overall) in 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
Notes:
2008-09: First 41 games: 39 GP, 4-9-13, 6 PIMs, -5, 13:02 TOI/G ... Two multi-point games.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
568:05
12:37
2-9
18.18
59
9
14
14
-7
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
45
4
9
13
10
0
0
0
44
9.09
Career
165
27
35
62
44
0
3
2
214
12.62


21 Drew Stafford R
6'2'', 202 10/30/1985 ( 23 ), Milwaukee, WI, USA 3rd NHL / 3rd Season
Last Goal: JAN 6, 2009 vs OTTAWA (7) Last Assist: JAN 15, 2009 @ DALLAS (3)
How Acquired: Buffalo's first round choice (13th overall) in the 2004 Entry Draft.
Notes:
2008-09: First 41 games: 38 GP, 9-15-24, 8 PIMs, +6, 15:30 TOI/G ... Six multi-point games, including three 3-point games ... Scored 8 points in first 20 games; 16 in the next 21.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
684:19
15:33
2-10
16.67
37
14
20
9
7
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
44
9
18
27
14
3
0
0
106
8.49
Career
149
38
54
92
98
7
0
8
276
13.77


22 Adam Mair C
(MAIR)
6'1'', 208 02/15/1979 ( 29 ), Hamilton, ON, CAN 9th NHL / 6th Season
Last Goal: DEC 30, 2008 vs WASHINGTON (10) Last Assist: JAN 14, 2009 @ CHICAGO (4)
How Acquired: Acquired from Los Angeles on July 24, 2002, along with a fifth-round draft pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Erik Rasmussen.
Notes:
2008-09: First 41 games: 41 GP, 5-6-11, 76 PIMs, +2, 11:37 TOI/G ... Two multi-point games ... Scored GWG and had 15 PIMs @ NYI (10/13).
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
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Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
530:36
11:17
174-177
49.57
72
13
15
14
2
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
47
5
7
12
80
0
0
1
46
10.87
Career
453
28
61
89
696
1
1
5
425
6.59


26 Thomas Vanek L
6'2'', 208 01/19/1984 ( 24 ), Vienna, AUT 4th NHL / 4th Season
Last Goal: JAN 19, 2009 @ FLORIDA (1) Last Assist: JAN 21, 2009 @ TAMPA BAY
How Acquired: Selected in the first round (fifth overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
Notes:
2008-09: First 41 games: 41 GP, 27-11-38, 28 PIMs, -2, 18:23 TOI/G ... 11 multi-point games, incl. two 3 pt games ... Named NHL First Star of the Week (Oct. 13-19); Third Star of the Week (Dec. 8-14) ... First NHLer to reach 20 goals this season in 27th game (12/8 @ PITT) ... 17 of his 27 goals were scored on the road ... Scored 10,000th goal in franchise history (12/13 @ NJ) ... Scored SHG in consecutive games (10/13 @ NYI, 10/15 @ NYR).
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
861:36
18:19
1-2
33.33
18
25
46
18
-2
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
47
28
15
43
30
13
2
4
151
18.54
Career
292
132
107
239
206
58
2
22
832
15.87


27 Teppo Numminen D
(NOO-mih-nehn, TEH-poh)
6'2'', 198 07/03/1968 ( 40 ), Tampere, FIN 19th NHL / 4th Season
Last Goal: JAN 17, 2009 vs CAROLINA Last Assist: JAN 14, 2009 @ CHICAGO (2)
How Acquired: Signed as unrestricted free agent on Aug. 4, 2005, from Dallas.
Notes:
2008-09: First 41 games: 41 GP, 1-11-12, 18 PIMs, -4, 18:08 TOI/G ... Two multi-point games, came in consecutive games (12/20 @ MTL, 12/22 vs PITT) ... Goal on 10/27 vs OTT was his first since March 2/07 vs. MTL.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
807:02
17:56
0-0
0.00
9
12
16
35
-4
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
45
2
12
14
20
1
0
1
29
6.90
Career
1360
117
517
634
511
40
2
20
2046
5.72


28 Paul Gaustad C
GAW-stad
6'5'', 225 02/03/1982 ( 26 ), Fargo, ND, USA 4th NHL / 4th Season
Last Goal: JAN 15, 2009 @ DALLAS (3) Last Assist: JAN 21, 2009 @ TAMPA BAY
How Acquired: Buffalo's seventh-round selection (220th overall) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
Notes:
2008-09: First 41 games: 27 GP, 4-6-10, 28 PIMs, -1, 15:52 TOI/G ... Missed 14 games due to injury: 9-thumb (10/10-10/30); 5-upper body (12/19-12/27) ... Scored 2 goals (incl GWG) in only multi-point game vs PITT (11/28).
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
531:51
16:07
230-190
54.76
91
1
11
17
-1
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
33
6
7
13
37
2
0
1
66
9.09
Career
248
34
61
95
261
10
0
3
390
8.72


29 Jason Pominville R
6'0'', 186 11/30/1982 ( 26 ), Repentigny, QC, CAN 4th NHL / 4th Season
Last Goal: JAN 1, 2009 @ TORONTO (9) Last Assist: JAN 21, 2009 @ TAMPA BAY
How Acquired: Buffalo's second-round choice (55th overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
Notes:
2008-09: First 41 games: 41 GP, 12-19-31, 12 PIMs, -2, 20:09 TOI/G ... Seven multi-point games, including three 3-point games ... Scored two goals on two shots @ TOR (1/1) ... Second on team with 115 shots.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
949:08
20:11
11-18
37.93
28
21
20
30
-3
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
47
12
25
37
14
4
1
1
133
9.02
Career
269
91
124
215
86
18
6
9
704
12.93


34 Chris Butler D
6'1'', 200 10/27/1986 ( 22 ), St. Louis, MO, USA NHL / Season
Last Goal: Last Assist: DEC 19, 2008 vs LOS ANGELES (13)
How Acquired: Buffalo's fourth-round selection (96th overall) in the 2005 Entry Draft.
Notes: 2008-09: Recalled from Portland (12/18)... 12 points (2+10) in 27 games at time of recall... First pro season after playing three years at University of Denver... 66 points (26+40) in 115 games for the Pioneers... 11 of 20 goals were on PP.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
214:59
15:21
0-0
0.00
15
1
6
18
4
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
14
0
1
1
4
0
0
0
15
0.00
Career
14
0
1
1
4
0
0
0
15
0.00


37 Matt Ellis L
(EHL-ihs, MAT)
6'0'', 207 08/31/1981 ( 27 ), Welland, ON, CAN 2nd NHL / 1st Season
Last Goal: JAN 6, 2009 vs OTTAWA (7) Last Assist: JAN 3, 2009 @ BOSTON (8)
How Acquired: Claimed off waivers from Los Angeles on Oct. 1, 2008.
Notes:
2008-09: First 41 games: 17 GP, 4-1-5, 4 PIM, +1 ... Scored career-high 3 points (2+1) incl. GWG @ BOS (1/3) ... Had 4 points (2+2) in 12 games with Portland (AHL) ... Started season with eight points (3+5) in 54 career NHL games.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
191:35
8:19
51-60
45.95
12
3
4
10
0
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
23
4
1
5
6
0
0
1
27
14.81
Career
93
7
6
13
38
0
1
2
115
6.09


38 Nathan Paetsch D
6'1'', 198 03/30/1983 ( 25 ), Leroy, SK, CAN 3rd NHL / 3rd Season
Last Goal: MAR 28, 2008 vs MONTREAL (15) Last Assist: OCT 27, 2008 vs OTTAWA (10)
How Acquired: Selected in the seventh round (202nd overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
Notes:
2008-09: First 41 games: Has two assists in 11 games played... Recorded an assist in his first game of the season, Oct. 23 @ MIN.

2007-08: Games missed due to injury: Five; Flu (one), concussion (four)… Did not play in an additional 18 games as a healthy scratch …Appeared in his 100th career NHL game on December 28.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
170:36
13:07
0-0
0.00
5
2
4
9
-5
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
13
0
2
2
4
0
0
0
12
0.00
Career
136
4
32
36
81
0
0
0
123
3.25


41 Clarke MacArthur L
5'11'', 191 04/06/1985 ( 23 ), Lloydminster, AB, CAN 3rd NHL / 1st Season
Last Goal: JAN 15, 2009 @ DALLAS (3) Last Assist: DEC 20, 2008 @ MONTREAL (14)
How Acquired: Selected in the third round (74th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
Notes:
2008-09: First 41 games: 40 GP, 11-9-20, 30 PIM, -6, 14:23 TOI/G ... Only multi-point game was a 3-point (1+2) effort @ MTL (12/20) ... Entered the season with 11 goals and 11 assists in 56 career NHL games.
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
650:18
14:08
70-130
35.00
56
6
21
25
-9
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
46
12
9
21
30
5
0
0
67
17.91
Career
102
23
20
43
54
5
0
1
134
17.16


44 Andrej Sekera D
Se-kay-rah
6'0'', 191 06/08/1986 ( 22 ), Bojnice, SVK 2nd NHL / 2nd Season
Last Goal: DEC 20, 2008 @ MONTREAL (10) Last Assist: JAN 3, 2009 @ BOSTON (4)
How Acquired: Buffalo's third-round choice (71st overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
Notes:
2008-09: First 41 games: 41 GP, 1-12-13, 12 PIM, -8, 22:21 TOI/G ... Tied for 5th on team with 12 assists ... Only multi-point game was Nov. 1 vs WASH (2 assists).
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
954:10
22:11
0-1
0.00
40
13
32
58
-11
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
43
1
12
13
12
1
0
0
53
1.89
Career
82
3
18
21
30
1
0
1
81
3.70


52 Craig Rivet D
(REE-vay)
6'2'', 210 09/13/1974 ( 34 ), North Bay, ON, CAN 14th NHL / 1st Season
Last Goal: JAN 12, 2008 vs TORONTO (62) Last Assist: JAN 21, 2009 @ TAMPA BAY
How Acquired: Acquired on July 4, 2008 along with a seventh round selection in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft from the San Jose Sharks
in exchange for a pair of second round picks in the 2009 and 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Notes:
2008-09: First 41 games: 23 GP, 0-5-5, 41 PIM, -5, 19:35 TOI/G ... Named 23rd captain in franchise history (Oct. 8) ... Missed 18 games due to injury: knee-5; upper body-2; shoulder-11 ... Tied career high with 25 PIMs vs. NYI (10/13).
TOI:
TOI/G:
F/O W-L:
F/O Win%:
Hits:
TkAwy:
GvAwy:
Bkd S:
+ / -
579:47
19:59
0-0
0.00
30
3
9
40
-6
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
PPG
SHG
GWG
Shots
Shot%
Season
29
0
7
7
51
0
0
0
29
0.00
Career
773
45
156
201
962
14
0
5
842
5.34