|Dave Andreychuk (Photo: Getty Images) |
The Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame will be inducting two new members in a pre-game ceremony on Friday, November 28, prior to the 7:30 p.m. game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Based on their outstanding contributions to the sport of hockey and the Buffalo Sabres organization, the Class of 2008 consists of Dave Andreychuk and Milt Ellis.
The selections were made by the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame Selection Committee: Robert O. Swados, Wayne Redshaw, Bill Hajt, Scotty Bowman, Seymour Knox IV, Peter Andrews, Michael Gilbert, Ed Kilgore, Archie Katzman, Kevin Gavagan, John Murphy and Jim Lorentz.DAVE ANDREYCHUK
The most prolific power-play sniper in NHL history, Andreychuk was originally drafted 16th overall by the Sabres in the 1982 Entry Draft. The native of Hamilton, Ont., went on to spend 12 of his 23 NHL seasons in Buffalo (1982-93; 2000-01), scoring 804 points (368+436) in 837 games.
He is second on the all-time Sabres lists in points and assists, and is third in goals. Andreychuk holds the NHL career record for most power play goals with 274, including a Sabres-record 28 in 1991-92. He scored 161 power play goals in a Sabres uniform, and still holds the team record by scoring four power play goals in one game (March 19/92 at Los Angeles).
Andreychuk won a Stanley Cup with Tampa Bay in 2003-04, and finished his career with 1,338 points (640+698) in 1,639 games with Buffalo, Toronto, New Jersey, Boston, Colorado and Tampa Bay. He is ranked 4th all-time in games played; 13th all-time in goals, and 25th all-time in points. Andreychuk now works as a Community Representative for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Andreychuk’s Career Stats with Buffalo: GP: 837 G: 368 A: 436 P: 804 PIM: 596
Dave Andreychuk's Career Stats
Known to many simply as “The Voice of the Aud,” Milt Ellis was the Sabres public address announcer for 26 seasons at the Memorial Auditorium. Ellis became a fixture in the old Aud as he sat between the two penalty boxes, with his unmistakable voice announcing some of the most memorable moments in Sabres history.
Before the Sabres came along in 1970, Ellis spent several years prior as the PA voice of the AHL’s Buffalo Bisons – a job he took as a favor to his friend, long-time Bisons PR man Stan Barron. A graduate of Syracuse University, Ellis also spent more than 40 years working for Buffalo-based radio station WDCX.
Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame Members
Class of 1980
Frank Christie, Roger Crozier, George "Punch" Imlach
Class of 1982
Tim Horton, Fred T. Hunt
Class of 1986
David Forman, Don Luce, Craig Ramsay
Class of 1989
Richard Martin, Gilbert Perreault, Rene Robert
Class of 1994
Class of 1995
Jim Schoenfeld, Robert O. Swados
Class of 1996
Ted Darling, Seymour H. Knox, III, Northrup R. Knox
Class of 1998
Jack Gatecliff, Larry Playfair
Class of 2000
Don Edwards, Bill Hajt, Wayne Redshaw, Robert “Rip” Simonick
Class of 2001
Jerry Korab, Mike Racicot, Mike Ramsey
Class of 2005
Mike Foligno, Dick Johnston, Pat LaFontaine, Rudy Migay, Robert E. Rich, Jr., George Strawbridge
Class of 2007