Buffalo Sabres GM Jason Botterill has his new sidekicks. On Monday, the Sabres announced that the team has hired both Randy Sexton and Steve Greeley to serve as the team's assistant general managers. In addition to his role with the Sabres, Sexton will also be the general manager of the Rochester Americans [AHL].
“Randy and I developed a positive working relationship during our time in Pittsburgh and I think his experience and insight will be advantageous for our front office,” said Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill. “In Steve, we have hired a talented hockey executive who will offer unique insight to our organization. They both have experience at all levels of the game and we think they will be valuable assets for the Buffalo Sabres moving forward.”
Sexton joins Buffalo after seven years with the Pittsburgh Penguins. In 2010 Sexton joined the Penguins staff as assistant director of amateur scouting. He was eventually promoted to Pittsburgh's director of amateur scouting, a role he served for two seasons. Sexton is a two-time NHL general manager, spending time with both the Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers.
Greeley, like Sexton, has plenty of NHL experience. He spent the last two seasons as the New York Rangers assistant director of player personnel. Prior to his time with the Rangers, Greeley spent seven seasons with the Los Angeles Kings and worked as an associate coach with Boston University.