Buffalo Sabres History: Top 5 trade acquisitions in franchise history

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DALLAS, TX – JUNE 22: A general view of the Buffalo Sabres draft table is seen during the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

In light of the recent Jeff Skinner trade, let’s take a look back at some of the biggest trade acquisitions in Buffalo Sabres history.

With almost 50 seasons in the books, the Buffalo Sabres have obviously made a slew of trades and have acquired hundreds of players. The trade acquisitions start with Ted Hodgson, who was acquired from the New York Rangers for cash and never laced up the skates for the Buffalo Sabres, no any other NHL team for that matter. The trade acquisitions end with Jeff Skinner who was picked up from the Carolina Hurricanes.

This list will be a little different as we will not be looking at top trades, but top trade acquisitions. We are going to be ranking the top players based on their impact on the team, not whether or not the Sabres won the trade.

We also are not going to include draft picks that were picked up in trades. The Sabres have acquired a lot of great talent this way:  Tom Barrasso, Phil Housley, Alexander Mogilny, and Ryan Miller, just to name a few. These players belong on a list of top draft picks (especially Mogilny who was drafted in the fifth round).

So here we go, the top 5 Buffalo Sabres trade acquisitions. Please remember to leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

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