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Jason Botterill named Sabres GM

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Buffalo Sabres finally have a new general manager. They have hired Jason Botterill to lead the team in a new direction.

Botterill comes to his former team after working with the Pittsburgh Penguins since 2007. He replaces Tim Murray, who was fired by the team in the off-season.

Buffalo Sabres player Jason Botterill poses for a portrait
Jason Botterill poses for a portrait (Photo by Getty Images)

This is the second Tom Pegula-owned team to hire a new general manager this week. The Buffalo Bills — whose search was quicker — named Brandon Beane as GM on Tuesday night.

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Like Beane, Botterill is also 40-years-old and this is their first official GM job. Beane and Botterill also interviewed twice with their new teams before ultimately being hired.

Botterill was also the Penguins interim GM of the Penguins for several weeks in May 2014, before Rutherford was hired.

In July 2007, he was hired by the Penguins as their new Director of Hockey Administration. After Chuck Fletcher left the organization to become the Minnesota Wild GM, the Penguins appointed Botterill as Assistant GM.

In 2011, he was considered one of the Most Powerful people in hockey by The Hockey News. He was also considered one of the Top 40 under 40.

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The Edmonton, Alberta, Canada native was previously a left winger for the Dallas Stars, Atlanta Thrashers, Calgary Flames and the Sabres. Botterill was a 20th overall pick by the Dallas Stars in the 1994 NHL Draft.

He previously played for the Sabres from 2002 through 2004. 

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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