Buffalo to be Showcased as Sabres Host Combine

August 18, 2014 Updated Aug 18, 2014 at 6:30 PM EDT

By Hannah Buehler

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August 18, 2014 Updated Aug 18, 2014 at 6:30 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) Big events, especially in the sports world generate a lot of conversation.

Now that Buffalo is hosting the NHL Scouting Combine in 2015 and 2016, people are going to start to talk about Buffalo.

It’s something the Sabres organization and the HARBORCenter officials have hoped would happen all along.

It’s just one more step in branding Buffalo as a hockey destination.
Sabres President Ted Black says the economic impact of this event could be hard to measure but it’s the prestige of hosting the NHL Scouting Combine that has everyone talking.

City officials like Mayor Brown say the event helps to tell the story of the Queen City and all the economic growth we’ve seen in the last few years.

The NHL Combine lasts for an entire week, with Buffalo will be highly publicized on a national level.

Sabres officials say they're not stopping anytime soon in lining up more major events for HARBORCenter.

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