Jordan Leopold smiled often. ©2013, Janet Schultz, Olean Times Herald

Jordan Leopold was Sabres’ unsung hero much of tenure

Jordan Leopold’s Sabres career ended today when the team dealt him to the St. Louis Blues for two draft picks. Leopold, whose accountability and quick wit made him a great personality, wasn’t overly flashy. The American did a little bit of everything well. That’s why he consistently (and very quietly) led the Sabres in ice time. His value to the Sabres was huge.

Here’s what I wrote about Leopold on Jan. 6, 2012.

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Jordan Leopold was with the Sabres this morning. ©2013, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Report: Sabres trade Jordan Leopold to Blues for draft picks

BUFFALO – The Sabres traded defenseman Jordan Leopold to the St. Louis Blues this afternoon for draft picks, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported.

The 32-year-old, who was with Sabres this morning preparing for tonight’s game against the Washington Capitals, will become an unrestricted free agent following the season.

It was believed the Sabres would try to deal him before Wednesday’s trade deadline.

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