McCauley (8/15/1985, 6'3", 225 lbs.) spent last season with Worcester (AHL), where he collected 14 points (10+4) and 84 PIMs in 45 games with the Sharks.
The native of Billerica, Mass., played four years of college hockey at Northeastern (2005-09) where he picked up 45 points (22+23) in 129 games. McCauley also played with Sioux City of the USHL from 2003-05.
I'm here to develop a winning culture and a winning team. There is a bright future ahead of this team. A lot of young, great hockey players here and on the way … a fan base that's passionate about the game of hockey.
— Dan Bylsma after being introduced as new coach of the Buffalo Sabres