Buffalo Sabres President Kim Pegula today named Kevyn Adams the franchise's Senior Vice President of Business Administration.
"Kevyn has been a valuable member of our leadership team since 2013 and is the perfect person to oversee the Buffalo Sabres' day-to-day business operations," Kim Pegula said. "Kevyn brings unsurpassed experience, perspective and vision to this position. He exemplifies our company values of teamwork, respect, accountability, integrity, trust and success; and will further our company mission in this role."
"I'm grateful for the trust Terry and Kim have shown in me," Adams said. "We have worked together over the last six years to grow the game of hockey in a variety of ways through the Academy of Hockey and Buffalo Jr. Sabres organization. Our visions remain aligned as we turn to the daily business operation of the Sabres franchise. I am humbled and honored to begin this responsibility."
Adams originally joined the Sabres organization in 2009 as player development coach and served as assistant coach during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons. He joined the management team of LECOM Harborcenter in October 2013 as vice president and director of the Academy of Hockey and was elevated to general manager of the complex in January. Prior to his career with the Sabres and LECOM Harborcenter, Adams spent 11 seasons playing in the National Hockey League for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Columbus Blue Jackets, Florida Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, Phoenix Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks.
Jason Long has been promoted to the role of general manager at LECOM Harborcenter. Long has been assistant general manager of the complex since January, and spent five years as the Buffalo Bills coordinator of performance science and special projects prior to that. Matt Ellis will take an elevated role as director of the Academy of Hockey. Ellis played 302 games for the Sabres over seven seasons, scoring 18 goals and 43 points. His 14-year professional hockey career included 356 total games in the NHL.
About Pegula Sports & Entertainment
Pegula Sports & Entertainment (PSE) streamlines key business areas across all Pegula family-owned sports and entertainment properties including the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bandits, Rochester Americans, Rochester Knighthawks, LECOM Harborcenter, Black River Entertainment, ADPRO Sports, PicSix Creative agency and numerous hospitality properties. PSE aims to be a leader in the sports and entertainment industry by bringing together the individual resources, capabilities and talents of each of its entities to create a cohesive and sustainable brand that together represents the Pegula family's interest. PSE's mission is exemplified by its One Buffalo initiative, which unites Western New York and serves as a representation of teamwork through a deeper connection between Buffalo sports teams, fans and the community.