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The Buffalo Sabres have announced that interim head coach Ron Rolston will officially be named the team’s head coach at an 11 AM press conference.
Rolston, who coached the Sabres to a 15-11-5 record in 31 games last season, will be the 16th head coach in franchise history.
“Whether it was here (Buffalo) or Rochester, I wanted to continue my growth as a head coach,” Rolston said of the opportunity.
This will be Ron Rolston’s first opportunity to coach an NHL franchise full-time, but he is not new to coaching. Rolston spent seven seasons with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program where he became the first coach in team history to win three gold medals at the IIHF Championship. He would go on to coach the Rochester Americans for two seasons where he tallied a 63-44-17 record.
Rolston will be in charge of developing one of the youngest teams in the National Hockey League into a perennial Stanley Cup contender, which seems like a task Rolston is ready to take on.
Stay tuned to Sabres Hockey Central for the latest on this developing story.