The Buffalo Sabres will be a young and exciting team to watch in 2017. Led by centers Ryan O'Reilly and Jack Eichel, the Sabres aim to return to the playoffs this season. Last season, Eichel notched 57 points in an injury-plagued season playing in only 61 regular season games. Jack Eichel is a generational talent and the foundation of the Buffalo Sabres franchise. In the offseason, the Sabres revamped their front office and coaching staff firing both general manger and head coach. Buffalo hired former Sabres legend, Phil Housley, as head coach. The team will look to adopt his up-tempo, energetic style of play. In the offseason, the Sabres traded for defensemen Marco Scandella and Nathan Beaulieu. Buffalo desperately needed help on the blueline and Scandella should be immediately inserted as a top 4 defenseman. Finnish defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen will pair with Jake McCabe to form Buffalo's top defensive pair. Also acquired in the Scandella trade was veteran Jason Pominville. Pominville returns to Buffalo after 5 years in Minnesota. Right wing Evander Kane finished last season with 28 goals and he will be counted on heavily again this season.
KeyBank Center luxury boxes are a fantastic environment to watch Sabres hockey. Luxury suites provide a great vantage point to the ice. Whether entertaining for business or for pleasure, suites at KeyBank Center provide an exclusive climate-controlled environment to take in all the action. Private suites feature a wet bar, luxurious furnishings, HDTVs, access to exclusive clubs, and private entry into the venue. As a suite ticketholder you will be able to enter the venue 2 hours prior to an event. In addition to Buffalo Sabres games, the Key Bank Center will also host Katy Perry, Earth, Wind & Fire, Bruno Mars, Imagine Dragons, Janet Jackson, and Tim McGraw & Faith Hill.