Sabres rent ex-captain Peca as minors coach


ROCHESTER, N.Y. — – Former Buffalo Sabres captain Michael Peca is rejoining the group after being employed on Tuesday to develop into an assistant coach of the workforce’s American Hockey League affiliate in Rochester, New York.

The 47-year-old Peca nonetheless lives within the Buffalo space, and spent final season as a participant growth coach for the Washington Capitals. He spent the earlier eight years working his means up the ranks from coach to basic supervisor of the Ontario Junior Hockey League Buffalo Junior Sabres.

Peca joins Seth Appert’s workers by changing Adam Mair, who was promoted to be the Sabres director of participant growth.

As a participant, Peca was a two-time Frank J. Selke Trophy winner, which is awarded to the NHL’s prime defensive forwards. He performed 14 seasons, together with six in Buffalo, the place he captained the Sabres workforce which misplaced the Stanley Cup Ultimate to Dallas in six video games in 1999.

Peca’s tenure in Buffalo ended after he sat out the complete 2001-02 season due to a contract dispute, which led to him being traded to the New York Islanders. He was a four-time 20-goal-scorer and in addition performed for Vancouver, Columbus, Edmonton and Toronto.

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