2004–05 Buffalo Sabres season
|2004–05 Buffalo Sabres|
|General Manager||Darcy Regier|
The 2004–05 Buffalo Sabres season was to be the 35th for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on May 22, 1970. The season was cancelled as the 2004–05 NHL lockout could not be resolved in time to save the season.
|1||13||Drew Stafford||RW||United States||University of North Dakota (WCHA)|
|2||43||Michael Funk||D||Canada||Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)|
|3||71||Andrej Sekera||D||Slovakia||HC Dukla Trencin (Slovak)|
|5||145||Michal Valent||G||Slovakia||MHC Martin (Slovak)|
|6||176||Patrick Kaleta||RW||United States||Peterborough Petes (OHL)|
|7||207||Mark Mancari||RW||Canada||Ottawa 67's (OHL)|
|8||241||Mike Card||D||Canada||Kelowna Rockets (WHL)|
|9||273||Dylan Hunter||LW||Canada||London Knights (OHL)|
The Sabres AHL affiliate Rochester Americans played with a roster that included many future Sabres. Thomas Vanek, Derek Roy, Ryan Miller and Jason Pominville among others, played the season in Rochester. HSBC Arena hosted a pair of Rochester games experimenting with blue ice to see if blue would make the television appearance better than white. The blue ice experiment was ultimately not accepted in post lockout rule changes.
- National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 27. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.
- 2004 NHL Entry Draft Results nhl.com
- Brehm, Mike (March 15, 2005). "Buffalo arena trying light blue ice in experiment for TV". USA Today. Retrieved July 16, 2012.
- "RELAUNCHING THE GAME". CBC. CBC.ca. Retrieved July 16, 2012.