Randy Cunneyworth served an Montreal's interim coach two years ago. ©2014, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Sabres promote Randy Cunneyworth to new roles with Amerks

BUFFALO – The Sabres have promoted Randy Cunneyworth to be a special assistant and player development coach for the Rochester Americans.

Cunneyworth will work to develop players there and serve as a liaison between the AHL affiliate and the Sabres. He rejoined the Sabres as a pro scout in November and has also been working with some Amerks players.

The 52-year-old served as Montreal’s interim head coach for 50 games in 2011-12. He coached the Amerks from 2000 to 2008 before becoming an assistant coach in Atlanta.

Cunneyworth played parts of 16 seasons in the NHL, including 38 total games with the Sabres.

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