Sabres part ways with Black, hire Russ Brandon


The Buffalo Sabres have announced that they have parted ways with Ted Black and have hired Russ Brandon as team president. Brandon will become president of both the Sabres and the Bills. 

It is reported that it was a mutual decision for Black to and the Sabres to end it. Black was with the team for a few seasons, helping the rebuild, but Brandon will take over those duties immediately. Brandon will be in charge of business for both teams. 

Here is the official statement:

“Since we purchased the Buffalo Bills last October, we have been highly impressed with the business acumen that Russ has shown with the Bills. Now is an appropriate time to give him additional responsibilities with the Sabres. Russ will work with Pegula Sports & Entertainment to create strong synergies between the Sabres and Bills. With Russ’ strong ties to the area business community and sponsorship partners, he will effectively position both organizations for future growth. We are grateful to [former president] Ted Black for all he has done for the Sabres organization and wish him much success in his future endeavors.”

Kevin Freiheit
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