Randy Sexton left Pittsburgh to join the Sabres. ©2017, Hickling Images, Olean Times Herald

Sabres hire Randy Sexton, Steve Greeley as assistant GMs

BUFFALO – The Sabres have hired Randy Sexton and Steve Greeley as assistant general managers, the team announced this morning.

Mark Jakubowski, the Sabres’ assistant GM the last three years, has been named vice president of hockey administration.

It was widely reported the Sabres would hire the 57-year-old Sexton, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ director of amateur scouting the last seven years. The Sabres hired GM Jason Botterill from the Penguins on May 11.

Sexton will also serve as GM Rochester Americans, the Sabres’ AHL affiliate.

The 36-year-old Greeley, meanwhile, served as the New York Rangers’ director of player personnel the last two years.

“Randy and I developed a positive working relationship during our time in Pittsburgh and I think his experience and insight will be advantageous for our front office,” Botterill said in a statement. “In Steve, we have hired a talented hockey executive who will offer unique insight to our organization. They both have experience at all levels of the game and we think they will be valuable assets for the Buffalo Sabres moving forward.”

Sexton served as the Ottawa Senators’ first president for five years and later added the GM title for three years. He later served as assistant GM and GM with the Florida Panthers for four years. He was, coincidentally, Rochester’s GM with Florida for one year.

Greeley, meanwhile, was a scout for the Los Angeles Kings and Boston University’s associate coach before joining the Rangers.

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