ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WKBW) — On the same day that Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula fired former Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill, the club's AHL team, the Rochester Americans, faced more sweeping personnel changes.
Tuesday afternoon, the Amerks, also owned by the Pegulas, announced their general manager, head coach, and two assistant coaches had been let go.
The @BuffaloSabres announced today that General Manager Randy Sexton, Head Coach Chris Taylor and Assistant Coaches Gord Dineen and Toby Petersen have all been relieved of their duties. pic.twitter.com/G0hUY5gdzZ— Rochester Americans (@AmerksHockey) June 16, 2020
The Pegulas immediately named the new GM for the Sabres, Kevyn Adams. However, a new general manager and coaching staff for the Amerks have not been named.
The removal of head coach Chris Taylor has come as a surprise to some fans, and those with knowledge of the team. While the Sabres were third from last in their division when play came to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, Rochester did not experience the same troubles. The Amerks were second in their division.