Buffalo Sabres Re-Sign Coach to New Deal

Head coach Don Granato

The new era of Buffalo Sabres hockey is underway. They finally named a captain in Kyle Okposo, and the team finished last year on a stronger note. General Manager Kevyn Adams has done an excellent job of righting the ship, and the coaching has been great. The Buffalo Sabres have signed head coach Don Granato to a multi-year extension to remain with the club. The deal doesn’t actually kick in until the 2024-25 season.

Don Granato Staying In Buffalo

Granato is entering his second full season behind the Sabres bench. He started as an assistant coach before being promoted to head coach in March 2020. This a great move by the Sabres, and Granato has garnered high praise from Adams. Adams went on to say, “Don’s passion for the game and leadership skills have been on display since the moment we met,” Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams said. “He is someone the players have a tremendous amount of respect for, and he dedicates himself to bettering each individual on the team.” This is an excellent move for the Sabres and the players.

The Impact On The Players

Head Coach Don Granato is here to stay. Players went on to credit the improvement under him. He just let them play the game and not worry about making mistakes and messing up. One player went on to say, “He makes sure that you are confident,” Rasmus Dahlin said last May. “He pushes you. He wants every single guy to succeed in there. You really feel that he has your back.”

The Sabres are looking to build off of a strong finish, and extending the head coach is a great way to enter the season.