Former Sabres captain Peca tabbed junior team GM
Former Buffalo Sabres captain Michael Peca was hired as the new
general manager of the Buffalo Junior Sabres on Thursday.
The 37-year-old Peca, who became a fan favorite in his five
years with the Sabres, will be in charge of scouting the local
hockey talent pool and building the junior hockey program that has
been in existence since 1975.
Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association and Junior Sabres president
Larry Playfair made the announcement. The Sabres Alumni Association
operates the team.
Former Sabres defenseman Grant Ledyard is the coach of the club,
and former right wing Ric Seiling was hired Thursday as the new
play-by-play announcer for the games that are streamed live
The Junior Sabres play in the Ontario Junior Hockey League, and
have helped develop NHL players such as Brian Gionta, Todd Marchant
and Ryan Callahan.