A look back on Tyler Ennis’ career with the Buffalo Sabres

Former Buffalo Sabres forward Tyler Ennis officially called it quits yesterday, and you may remember him spending eight solid seasons with the Blue and Gold.
Buffalo Sabres v Philadelphia Flyers
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Former Buffalo Sabres forward Tyler Ennis won’t see his number 63 (currently assigned to Isak Rosen) in the rafters, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t a serviceable player for the Blue and Gold. Ennis is yet another former member of the Sabres to retire from professional hockey who was part of their 2010-11 team, the last group to earn a trip to the playoffs. 

He saw time in just 10 NHL games during the 2009-10 season, before playing in his first full campaign one year later. That year, he scored 49 points and 20 goals in 82 contests, and just one season later he converted a whopping 18.3 percent of his shots on net into goals as he found twine 15 times and scored 34 points in 48 contests.

Tyler Ennis enjoyed a solid career with the Buffalo Sabres 

While Ennis saw action in the playoffs, including playing a pivotal role in Game 5 in that series against the Philadelphia Flyers when he logged the game-winning goal, he also saw the darkest days in team history emerge. Ennis was there during that infamous stretch between 2013 and 2015 when the Sabres accumulated just 106 combined points, so he experienced his fair share of highs and lows during his eight seasons with the Sabres. 

Overall, Ennis played in 419 games for the Blue and Gold, scoring 236 points and 97 goals in that span. Starting in the 2016-17 season his average total ice time decreased, and it remained that way for most of the remainder of his career that included stops in Minnesota, Toronto, Ottawa, and Edmonton. 

He last played an NHL game during the 2021-22 season as a member of the Ottawa Senators following a pair of seasons with the Edmonton Oilers, and he spent time overseas when his playing days ended in North America. 


(Statistics and data provided by Hockey-Reference)