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.