Jason Pominville (29) played 10 seasons with the Sabres. ©2020, Hickling Images

Former Sabres captain Jason Pominville lands new job in hometown

Former Buffalo Sabres captain Jason Pominville has landed a new job.

Pominville, 37, has joined Pionniers de Lanaudière in his hometown of Repentigny, Quebec, as an associate coach at the peewee and midget espoir levels. He will also serve as an adviser and specialist with the hockey organization’s skills academy.

After playing 14 years in the NHL, including 10 seasons with the Sabres, Pominville spent last season coaching with the Buffalo Jr. Sabres and playing in a local beer league.

While Pominville hasn’t officially retired, he acknowledged in February he would most likely hang up his skates if he couldn’t find a team this season. The Sabres did not re-sign him when he became an unrestricted free agent last year.

The affable Pominville ranks among the most popular and productive players in Sabres history. The winger stands eighth in franchise history in games (733), 10th in goals (217), eighth in assists (304) and eighth in points (521). He played his 1,000th NHL game on Nov. 1, 2018.

Thanks to Heather Engel for the translation!

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