Sabres let go of 22 hockey department staff members


The Buffalo Sabres have continued to make sweeping changes throughout the organization's hockey department since general manager Jason Botterill was relieved of his duties on Tuesday.

As of Wednesday night, the Sabres have let go of 22 total staff members, including 14 of 21 members of the team's scouting staff.

Here is a list of the personnel that have been fired by the Sabres:

Final head count in #Sabres' Tuesday house cleaning appears to be 22. It's a bloodletting that may be unprecedented in #NHL history - certainly in one day by one franchise.If Terry Pegula wanted lean, he's got it now. Scouting staff of 21 has been reduced to 7.

— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) June 17, 2020

According to Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News, amateur scout Teemu Numminen has decided to take a job outside of hockey and resigned from the team last month.

According to the staff directory page at the Sabres' website, only four amateur scouts and two pro scouts remain on staff at this time:
  • Kevin Devine - Amateur Scout
  • Austin Dunne - Amateur Scout
  • Frank Musil - Amateur Scout
  • Rob Riley - Amateur Scout
  • Graham Beamish - Pro Scout
  • Jeremiah Crowe - Pro Scout

The team's head of rehab and development coach Dennis Miller is also out after 13 seasons with the organization.