Who Wore It: Sabres History – #3

Defenseman Jocelyn Guevremont is one of 17 players to have worn #3 in Sabres history. Today, let’s take a look at the Montreal native and his hockey career before, during and after his stretch with the Sabres.

Defense, b. 1951
Traded to the Sabres, 1974

A Montreal native, Guevremont was drafted into the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks with the third overall selection in the 1971 NHL Amateur Draft. He had previously spent three seasons with the Montreal Junior Canadiens of the OHA, including racking up a a career-high 112 penalty minutes in the 1970-71 season.

He began his NHL career immediately after, spending the next three full seasons with the Canucks.

After appearing in two games for Vancouver in 1974, Guevremont was traded to the Buffalo Sabres on October 14, 1974. The Sabres received Guevremont, along with Bryan McSheffrey, in exchange for Gerry Meehan and Mike Robitaille.

He played the rest of that season with the Sabres, notching 32 points in 64 regular season games. Guevremont added six assists and 14 penalty minutes in 17 playoff games. He spent all of the next two seasons with the Sabres, notching 52 and 38 points in the regular seasons of 1975-76 and ’76-77. He was a career-high plus-47 in the 1975-76 season with the Sabres.

In the 1977-78 season, Guevremont notched seven goals and 28 assists for 35 points in 66 games with Buffalo – his last full season with the Sabres.

The next season, Guevremont played 34 games for the Sabres before being traded to the New York Rangers on March 12, 1979. The Sabres received a pair of draft picks from the Rangers – those would end up being Jacques Cloutier and Sean McKenna.

Guevremont continued his hockey career with 20 games that season with the Rangers before appearing in 36 games with the AHL’s New Haven Nighthawks.

Guevremont also wore #22 for the Sabres. In total, he scored 38 goals and notched 130 assists in 324 career NHL games with Buffalo.

Other players who wore #3 for the Sabres: Mark Pysyk, Jordan Leopold, Michael Funk, James Patrick, Garry Galley, Dean Melanson, Grant Ledyard, Calle Johansson, Jim Hofford, Richie Dunn, Hannu Virta, Bill Stewart, Paul McIntosh, Mike Robitaille, Paul Terbenche, Tracy Pratt.

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