The Trophy Case

The Trophy Case

While the Stanley Cup has been an elusive goal, the franchise does have some hardware to boast.

The Presidents Trophy

The Presidents Trophy

 

Awarded to the 2006-2007 Buffalo Sabres for finishing with the best regular season record,  53-22-0-7.

Prince of Wales Trophy

Prince of Wales Trophy

 

Awarded to the 1975-1975  Wales Conference Regular Season Champions with a record of 49-15-16.

Awarded to the 1979-1980 Wales Conference Regular Season Champions with a record of 47-17-16.

Awarded to the 1998-1999 Eastern Conference Playoff  Champions after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Bill Masterton Trophy

The Bill Masterton Trophy

 

The Buffalo Sabres have had two winners of the Masterton trophy.  These players were awarded this trophy for exemplifying the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey as voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.

1974-1975 Don Luce

1994-1995 Pat LaFontaine

The Calder Memorial Trophy

The Calder Memorial Trophy

 

Awarded annually to to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the
National Hockey League as voted by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.  The Sabres have had two players earned the top rookie award.

1970-1971 Gilbert Perrault

1983-1984 Tom Barrasso

2009-2010 Tyler Myers

The Frank J Selke Trophy

The Frank J Selke Trophy

 

Awarded annually to the forward who shows the most defensive skills, as voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.  The Sabres have two players on their all time roster who have received this honor.

1984-1984 Craig Ramsey

1996-1997 Michael Peca

The Hart Memorial Trophy

The Hart Memorial Trophy

 

The oldest and most prestigious individual award in the NHL, the Hart Memorial Trophy has always only been awarded to the most valuable player to his team during the course of the regular season.  Voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association, the Sabres have had one player win this award, twice.

1996-1997 Dominic Hasek

1997-1998 Dominic Hasek

While he was not the first goaltender to win this award, nor was he the first player to win it in back to back seasons, he was the first goaltender ever awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy on back to back occasions.

The Jack Adams Award

The Jack Adams Award

 

The Jack Adams Award is given annually to the coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his teams success.  The winner is selected by the National Hockey League Broadcasters Association.  Buffalo has had two coaches win this award.

1996-1997 Ted Nolan

2005-2006 Lindy Ruff

The King Clancy Memorial Trophy

The King Clancy Memorial Trophy

 

The King Clancy is given to the NHL player player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution to his community.  A panel of judges made up of the Professional Hockey Writers Association and the NHL Broadcasters Association select the annual winner.

1998-1999 Rob Ray

The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy

The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy

 

Awarded to the NHL player who is adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.  Considered the “black eye” or “soft” trophy in a tough guy sport, is usually awarded to a guy with a lot of points and not a lot of penalty minutes.  The Professional Hockey Writers Association votes on the winner.

1972-1973 Gilbert Perrault

The Lester B. Pearson Award

The Lester B. Pearson Award

 

If the players look on the Lady Byng as being a “soft trophy”, then they have to revere the Lester B. Pearson.  Awarded to the most valuable player in the regular season similar to the Hart Memorial, the Lester B. Pearson is a players award, as the winner is selected by the NHL Players Association members.  **Now known as the Ted Lindsay Memorial Trophy.

1996-1997 Dominic Hasek

1997-1998 Dominic Hasek

The Vezina Trophy

The Vezina Trophy

 

Buffalo Sabres goaltenders have won this award for two reasons.  Until the 1980-1981 season, the trophy was given to the goaltenders of the team allowing the fewest goals in the regular season.  Starting in the 1981-1982 season, the award was redistinguished and awared to the goaltender who is adjudged to be the best at this position.  The award is voted on by the General Managers of the NHL.

1979-1980 Don Edwards and Bob Sauve won the trophy by only allowing 201 goals, besting the Bruins by 33.

1983-1984 Tom Barrasso

1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1995-1996, 1997-1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2000-2001 – Dominic Hasek

2009-2010 Ryan Miller

The William M Jennings Trophy

The William M Jennings Trophy

 

Awarded to the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it.

1984-1985 Tom Barrasso and Bob Sauve (237)

1993-1994 Grant Fuhr and Dominic Hasek (218)

2000-2001 Dominic Hasek (184)

THE NHL PLUS/MINUS AWARD

2006-2007 Thomas Vanek

The Lester Patrick Trophy

The Lester Patrick Trophy

 

Awarded by the NHL and USA Hockey, the Lester Patrick is considered a non-NHL trophy.  It is awarded to an individual to honor their commitment and contribution to ice hockey in the United States.   Buffalo has two alumni who have been awarded the Lester Patrick.

1996-1997 Patrick LaFontaine

2000-2001 Scotty Bowman

NHL Foundation Player Award

2009-2010 Ryan Miller

Traverse City Tournament

2011 Buffalo Sabres Prospects

Division Champions

1974-1975 Adams Division

1979-1980 Adams Division

1980-1981 Adams Division Champs

1996-1997 Northeast Division

2006-2007 Northeast Division

2009-2010 Northeast Division

Conference Championships

1974-1975 Prince of Wales Conference

1979-1980 Prince of Wales Conference

1998-1999 Eastern Conference

Foster Hewitt Memorial Award

Ted Darling – 1994

Rick Jeanneret – 2012

The Calder Cup

Rochester Americans 1964-1965, 1965-1966,1967-1968, 1982-1983*, 1986-1987*, 1995-1996*

*As Buffalo Sabres top AHL Affiliate.

Foster Hewitt Memorial Award

Presented by the Hockey Hall of Fame to members of the radio and television industry who make outstanding contributions to their profession and the game of ice hockey during their broadcasting career. The award winners are selected by the NHL Broadcasters’ Association.

1994 – Ted Darling

2012 – Rick Jeannerette

2013 – Harry Neale