Sabres hire Davis Payne to coaching staff

July 05, 2017 - 4:46 pm

The Buffalo Sabres have announced the hiring of Davis Payne as associate coach. Payne is the first hire to Phil Housley's coaching staff.

Payne is 46 years old, and a one time head coach in the NHL. He coached the St. Louis Blues from 2009 to 2012. He was fired 13 games in to the 2011-12 season and replaced by Ken Hitchcock. 

After St. Louis Payne spent the last 4 years as assistant coach under Daryl Sutter in Los Angeles. He was apart of the 2013 Kings that won the Stanley Cup. Payne was let go along when Daryl Sutter was fired this offseason. 


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