BREAKING: Sabres Announce 25-Year Franchise Veteran Lindy Ruff As New Head Coach

The Buffalo Sabres have made a significant move by appointing Lindy Ruff as their new head coach.

Ruff, a familiar face to Sabres fans, returns to lead the team after an illustrious coaching and playing career spanning 25 years with the franchise.

His previous tenure saw the Sabres reach great heights, including a memorable Stanley Cup final appearance in 1999.

General Manager Kevyn Adams' decision to bring Ruff back underscores the team's desire for seasoned leadership as they aim to revitalize their performance and end their 13-year playoff drought.

In addition, Ruff spent 10 of his 13 NHL seasons as a player with the Sabres, recording 102 goals and 183 assists for 285 total points across 608 games played.

As a coach, Ruff has spent 15 seasons with the Sabres, registering a 571-432-78 record (.564 W-L%) across 1,165 games behind the bench with the franchise.

He won the Jack Adams award with the Sabres in the 2005-06 season.

Ruff's proven track record and deep understanding of the organization make him an ideal candidate to guide the Sabres through this critical period. His commitment to fostering a culture of teamwork and success aligns with the Sabres' aspirations, igniting hope among fans for a brighter future.

Ruff himself has expressed gratitude for the opportunity to lead the Sabres once again, emphasizing his readiness to reignite the team's competitive spirit and reclaim their position among the NHL's elite. Photo Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports