Adam Mair filled in as an assistant coach in Rochester last season. ©2020, Micheline Veluvolu

Amerks hire former Sabres Adam Mair, Mike Weber as assistant coaches

The Rochester Americans have hired former Buffalo Sabres forward Adam Mair and defenseman Mike Weber as assistant coaches on Seth Appert’s staff, the AHL affiliate announced today.

“Adam and Mike are perfect fits to help establish a winning culture and develop our players in the American Hockey League,” Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams said in a statement. “They share the same philosophies as Seth in their approach to the game and will be valuable resources for both Seth and our players.”

Mair, 41, played 615 NHL games over 12 seasons, compiling 38 goals, 114 points and 829 penalty minutes. He spent seven seasons as a regular in Buffalo after joining the Sabres in a trade from the Los Angeles Kings.

He spent the last five years as one of the Sabres’ player development coaches. He subbed as an assistant in Rochester last season when the Sabres summoned former Amerks coach Chris Taylor to Buffalo.

Weber, 32, played 351 NHL games over eight seasons, compiling nine goals, 53 points and 437 penalty minutes.

After retiring in 2018, he became an assistant coach with his old junior team, the Ontario Hockey League’s Windsor Spitfires.

Adams fired Taylor and former assistant coaches Gord Dineen and Toby Petersen hours after taking over as GM on June 16. Appert was hired Aug. 18.

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