Buffalo Sabres

Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice-hockey team in Buffalo, NY, playing in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The team was founded in 1970 and has since won three conference championships (1974-75, 1979-80, 1998-99), six division championships (1974-75, 1979-80, 1980-81, 1996-97, 2006-07, 2009-10), the Presidents Trophy (2006-2007), and appeared in the Stanley Cup Final in the 1974-1975 and 1998-1999 seasons. The team currently plays at KeyBank Center, formerly known as First Niagara Center (2011-2016) HSBC Arena (2000-2011), Marine Midland Arena (1996-2000), and Crossroads Arena (1996). Memorial Auditorium served as the Sabres home ice from 1970-1996. The Sabres have been led by owners Seymour Knox III, Northrup Knox (1970-1997), John Rigas (1997-2002), and Tom Golisano (2003-2011). Terry and Kim Pegula purchased the Buffalo Sabres on February 22, 2011.