Sabres hire Sexton as Rochester GM

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The Buffalo Sabres today announced that general manager Jason Botterill has hired Randy Sexton to serve as an assistant GM as well as general manager of the AHL’s Rochester Americans.

“Randy and I developed a positive working relationship during our time in Pittsburgh and I think his experience and insight will be advantageous for our front office,” said Botterill.

Sexton spent the last seven seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins’ scouting department after joining the team as assistant director of amateur scouting in 2010-11, including the last two seasons as the team’s director of amateur scouting.

Prior to his time with the Penguins, Sexton was assistant general manager and later GM of the Florida Panthers between 2007 and 2010, and was also part of the initial front office of the Ottawa Senators, serving as president, chief executive officer and general manager during his time with the organization.