Sabres name Cunneyworth player development coach

Wednesday, 08.20.2014 / 3:43 PM

The Buffalo Sabres announced Wednesday that Randy Cunneyworth, who worked mainly in player development with the Rochester Americans in the American Hockey League last season, will become player development coach.

Cunneyworth, 53, rejoined the Sabres organization in Nov. 2013 as a scout and then served as a special assistant and player development coach in Rochester. Prior to returning to Buffalo, he served as interim coach for the Montreal Canadiens. He was coach of the Americans for eight seasons (2000-2008) after his 16-year career as a player in the NHL.

Several other changes in the team's hockey department were also announced. Jerry Forton, who served as an assistant coach for the Sabres last season, will assume a new role to focus on scouting the collegiate ranks as an NCAA scout. Kevin Devine, who has had several different roles within the organization over the past 16 seasons, will be the director of player personnel.

Jason Long will serve as coordinator of player development; Corey Smith was named video coach; Jim Kovachik will be a professional scout; and Seamus Kotyk and Victor Nybladh have been named amateur scouts.

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