5 random players you forgot were on the Buffalo Sabres

Ty Conklin, Buffalo Sabres. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)
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Bob Errey. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Bob Errey. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /

4. Bob Errey

For each of six consecutive years, Errey joined one of four franchises on a multi-round playoff run. Of those half-dozen journeys, his one with the Sabres was easily his least visible.

Almost everywhere Errey went, he at least produced double digits in the regular season. On the heels of going to Pittsburgh in 1983’s first round, he spent nearly a full decade with the Penguins, giving them depth en route to back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1991 and 1992.

Later, as a Shark, he contributed to San Jose’s first-round upset of Detroit in the 1994 playoffs. Shipped to none other than the Wings the next winter, he continuously dressed on runs to the 1995 Cup final and 1996 conference final.

Errey might have won a third Cup in 1997, had the Wings not returned him to San Jose at midseason. The next year, he split his 16th and final NHL season between the Stars (59 games) and Rangers (12 games).

And, oh yeah, in between all of that, the Pens swapped him to Buffalo down the stretch in 1993, and he managed a goal and three points in eight games.

Like the Sharks against Detroit a year later, the 1993 Sabres pulled a playoff stunner, sweeping the first-place Bruins. But Errey was a less consistent presence in that tournament. He suited up for only one game in the Boston series, then chipped in one helper over three appearances in Buffalo’s second-round loss to the Canadiens.

Conversely, Errey played all 14 of San Jose’s playoff contests the next spring. He dressed for 18 and 14 with the Wings over the next two postseasons. And he previously skated in 24 games on Pittsburgh’s first title run, then 14 on the second.