The Pegula's must have liked what they heard from Jason Botterill because according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the Pittsburgh Penguins associate GM has had a second interview with the Buffalo Sabres.
Word is BUF had some kind of second interview with Jason Botterill (PIT) for GM position. But I'm not sure where process stands.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 3, 2017
Several candidates have had discussions regarding the Sabres general manager vacancy and it's unclear if any others have received a follow-up interview.
Botterill, 40, has spent the last ten seasons in Pittsburgh and helped construct two Stanely Cup winning teams. While in Pittsburgh, Botterill climbed the ranks quickly, starting as a director of hockey administration in 2007. Just two years later Botterill was named an assistant general manager.
In 2014 Botterill served as Pittsburgh's interim GM and was a candidate for the job permanently, but the Penguins hired Jim Rutherford instead. Despite missing out on the GM job, Botterill was named an associate general manager and has remained in that position for the last three seasons.
— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) May 3, 2017