#18 SAM LAFFERTY (R)
BUFFALO SABRES
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Age 29 Birth Date 1995-03-06
Shoots R Draft Info 2014 (4/113)
Height 6'2 Fantrax Roster% 19
Weight 205 Yahoo Roster% 6
Country USA Status On Roster
2023-2024 Regular Season
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2024-07-09ArticleRamblings: Signings of Roslovic, Tolvanen, Zamula, Levshunov; Buffalo’s Offseason – July 9
2024-07-01Player UpdateLafferty signed a two-year, $4 million contract with the Sabres on Monday, per Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.
2024-06-27Player UpdateLafferty's negotiating rights, along with Ilya Mikheyev and a second-round pick in 2027, were traded to the Blackhawks from the Canucks for a fourth-round pick in 2027 on Wednesday, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports.
2024-06-27ArticleFantasy Take: Vancouver Creates Cap Space, Trades Mikheyev to Chicago
2024-06-26Player UpdateLafferty's negotiating rights, along with Ilya Mikheyev and a second-round pick in 2025, were traded from the Canucks to the Blackhawks for a fourth-round pick in 2027 on Wednesday, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports.
2024-06-26Player UpdateLafferty's negotiating rights, along with Ilya Mikheyev and a second-round pick in 2027, were traded from the Canucks to the Blackhawks for a fourth-round pick in 2027 on Wednesday, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports.
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Salary/CapHit Information

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Year Salary Cap Hit AAV
2024-20252,000,0002,000,0002,000,000
2025-20262,000,0002,000,0002,000,000

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NHL ID: 8478043

2023-2024 Regular Season Game Log

Date OPP Team Status G A PTS +/- PIM SOG PPG PPP HITS BKS FOW FO% PPTOI %PP SHTOI %SH TOI HIghlights

Upcoming Games

Game Date Opponent
Oct 4N.J
Oct 5@N.J
Oct 10L.A
Oct 12FLA
Oct 16@PIT
Oct 17@CBJ
Oct 19@CHI
Oct 22DAL
Oct 26DET
Oct 28FLA
Nov 1NYI
Nov 2@DET
Nov 5OTT
Nov 7@NYR
Nov 9CGY
Nov 11MTL
Nov 14STL
Nov 16@PHI
Nov 20@L.A
Nov 22@ANA
Nov 23@S.J
Nov 27MIN
Nov 29VAN
Nov 30@NYI
Dec 3COL
Dec 5WPG
Dec 7UTA
Dec 9DET
Dec 11NYR
Dec 14@WSH
Dec 15@TOR
Dec 17@MTL
Dec 20TOR
Dec 21@BOS
Dec 23@NYI
Dec 27CHI
Dec 29@STL
Dec 31@DAL
Jan 2@COL
Jan 4@VGK
Jan 6WSH
Jan 9@OTT
Jan 11SEA
Jan 15CAR
Jan 17PIT
Jan 20@SEA
Jan 21@VAN
Jan 23@CGY
Jan 25@EDM
Jan 28BOS
Jan 31NSH
Feb 2N.J
Feb 4CBJ
Feb 8@NSH
Feb 22NYR
Feb 25ANA
Feb 27@CAR
Mar 1MTL
Mar 3@MTL
Mar 4S.J
Mar 6@T.B
Mar 8@FLA
Mar 10EDM
Mar 12@DET
Mar 15VGK
Mar 17@BOS
Mar 20@UTA
Mar 22@MIN
Mar 23@WPG
Mar 25OTT
Mar 27PIT
Mar 29@PHI
Mar 30@WSH
Apr 1@OTT
Apr 5T.B
Apr 6BOS
Apr 8CAR
Apr 10@CBJ
Apr 12@FLA
Apr 13@T.B
Apr 15TOR
Apr 17PHI

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2023-2024 Regular Season Game Log

Date OPP Team Status W L OTL GA SA GAA SV% GSAA SO QS RBS MIN

Upcoming Games

Game Date Opponent
Oct 4N.J
Oct 5@N.J
Oct 10L.A
Oct 12FLA
Oct 16@PIT
Oct 17@CBJ
Oct 19@CHI
Oct 22DAL
Oct 26DET
Oct 28FLA
Nov 1NYI
Nov 2@DET
Nov 5OTT
Nov 7@NYR
Nov 9CGY
Nov 11MTL
Nov 14STL
Nov 16@PHI
Nov 20@L.A
Nov 22@ANA
Nov 23@S.J
Nov 27MIN
Nov 29VAN
Nov 30@NYI
Dec 3COL
Dec 5WPG
Dec 7UTA
Dec 9DET
Dec 11NYR
Dec 14@WSH
Dec 15@TOR
Dec 17@MTL
Dec 20TOR
Dec 21@BOS
Dec 23@NYI
Dec 27CHI
Dec 29@STL
Dec 31@DAL
Jan 2@COL
Jan 4@VGK
Jan 6WSH
Jan 9@OTT
Jan 11SEA
Jan 15CAR
Jan 17PIT
Jan 20@SEA
Jan 21@VAN
Jan 23@CGY
Jan 25@EDM
Jan 28BOS
Jan 31NSH
Feb 2N.J
Feb 4CBJ
Feb 8@NSH
Feb 22NYR
Feb 25ANA
Feb 27@CAR
Mar 1MTL
Mar 3@MTL
Mar 4S.J
Mar 6@T.B
Mar 8@FLA
Mar 10EDM
Mar 12@DET
Mar 15VGK
Mar 17@BOS
Mar 20@UTA
Mar 22@MIN
Mar 23@WPG
Mar 25OTT
Mar 27PIT
Mar 29@PHI
Mar 30@WSH
Apr 1@OTT
Apr 5T.B
Apr 6BOS
Apr 8CAR
Apr 10@CBJ
Apr 12@FLA
Apr 13@T.B
Apr 15TOR
Apr 17PHI

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2023-2024 Regular Season Line Combinations

Even Strength Line Combinations

Freq Line Combination
Num Time % Line GF GA +/- SF SA SF% CF CA CF%

Even Strength Line Production (total pts: )

PTS %Total Line Combination

Even Strength Best Linemate

PTS Linemate

Power Play Line Combinations

Freq Line Combination
Num Time % Line GF GA +/- SF SA SF% CF CA CF%

Power Play Line Production (total pts: )

PTS %Total Line Combination

Power Play Best Linemate

PTS Linemate

Buffalo Sabres Last Game Lines (2024-04-15)

Opponent: Tampa Bay Lightning
Num Time % EV - FORWARDS GF GA +/- SF SA SF% CF CA CF%
110:0319.3DYLAN COZENS - JACK QUINN - ZACH BENSON2028372.712666.7
26:2712.4ZEMGUS GIRGENSONS - TYSON JOST - VICTOR OLOFSSON01-1060.031220.0
35:5311.3ALEX TUCH - JORDAN GREENWAY - JJ PETERKA0001420.02625.0
45:059.8JEFF SKINNER - ALEX TUCH - JJ PETERKA0005271.46366.7
54:108.0JEFF SKINNER - JORDAN GREENWAY - PEYTON KREBS01-11325.02722.2
63:116.1ALEX TUCH - TAGE THOMPSON - JJ PETERKA0002433.33442.9
Num Time % EV - DEFENSE GF GA +/- SF SA SF% CF CA CF%
114:3628.1BOWEN BYRAM - OWEN POWER101101050.0171848.6
214:1227.3HENRI JOKIHARJU - RASMUS DAHLIN1018850.0141450.0
313:2025.6CONNOR CLIFTON - JACOB BRYSON1107750.0131252.0
Num Time % PP - FORWARDS GF GA +/- SF SA SF% CF CA CF%
11:2234.2ALEX TUCH - DYLAN COZENS - JJ PETERKA - ZACH BENSON0002166.73175.0
21:1330.4ALEX TUCH - JORDAN GREENWAY - DYLAN COZENS - JJ PETERKA000000.0000.0
30:5020.8JEFF SKINNER - PEYTON KREBS - JACK QUINN00010100.020100.0
40:177.1ALEX TUCH - PEYTON KREBS - JJ PETERKA000000.0000.0
Num Time % PP - DEFENSE GF GA +/- SF SA SF% CF CA CF%
12:3564.6RASMUS DAHLIN0002166.73175.0
20:5221.7BOWEN BYRAM - OWEN POWER00010100.020100.0
30:3313.8RASMUS DAHLIN - BOWEN BYRAM000000.0000.0
Num Time % SH - FORWARDS GF GA +/- SF SA SF% CF CA CF%
11:2635.8ALEX TUCH - ZACH BENSON0001150.01420.0
21:1932.9ZEMGUS GIRGENSONS - DYLAN COZENS0001150.01325.0
31:0025.0JORDAN GREENWAY - DYLAN COZENS10110100.010100.0
Num Time % SH - DEFENSE GF GA +/- SF SA SF% CF CA CF%
12:4468.3CONNOR CLIFTON - OWEN POWER1013175.03633.3
20:3715.4HENRI JOKIHARJU - BOWEN BYRAM000000.0000.0
30:3313.8HENRI JOKIHARJU - RASMUS DAHLIN000010.0010.0

BUFFALO SABRES 2023-2024 Regular Season Stats

Name GP W L OTL GA SHA GAA SV% GSAA SO QUAL QUAL% RBS RBS% MIN

BUFFALO SABRES Prospect Profile Pages

Name Age Draf Year Draf Round Draf Pick Link Upside Certainty
FELIX SANDSTROM2720153706.06.3
UKKO-PEKKA LUUKKONEN2520172548.09.0
DEVON LEVI22202072128.08.0
TOPIAS LEINONEN2020222417.06.0
SCOTT RATZLAFF19202351415.54.0

Career Stats (Regular Season)

Season Team GP G A PTS PTS/G 82GP Pace +/- PIM SOG S% SOG/G HITS PPG PPP SHG SHP BLKS FOW FOW% PPTOI %PP %SH TOI
2023-2024VAN791311240.30254327816.71.019200113715042.100:237.56.811:53
2022-2023CHI,TOR701215270.3932-113710211.81.512500453324851.100:3913.434.614:37
2021-2022PIT,CHI5658130.2319-1633806.31.413700002610841.100:030.945.313:34
2020-2021PIT340660.1814-625330.01.0890000115552.400:010.52.909:47
2019-2020PIT5067130.26215235610.71.19500001711749.600:020.513.509:37
CAREER 2893647830.2924-2415034910.31.2638005612467846.900:175.720.912:14

Career Stats (Per Game)

Season Team GP G G/GP A A/GP PTS PTS/G PIM PIM/GP SOG SOG/GP PPP PPP/GP HITS HITS/GP BKS BKS/GP FOW FOW/GP
2023-2024VAN79130.16110.14240.30320.41780.9900.001922.43370.471501.90
2022-2023CHI,TOR70120.17150.21270.39370.531021.4600.001251.79330.472483.54
2021-2022CHI,PIT5650.0980.14130.23330.59801.4300.001372.45260.461081.93
2020-2021PIT3400.0060.1860.18250.74330.9700.00892.62110.32551.62
2019-2020PIT5060.1270.14130.26230.46561.1200.00951.90170.341172.34

Career Stats (Non-NHL)  AHL Profile Page

Season League Team GP G A PTS PTS/G PIM +/- SOG SOG/G S% PPP NHLe
2021-2022WCUSA101230.306100.000
2019-2020AHLWilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins63030.50101132.223.1220
2018-2019AHLWilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins701336490.7094100.00028
2017-2018NCAABrown Univ.31814220.7134-1000.00016
2017-2018AHLWilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins91230.334000.00013
2016-2017NCAABrown Univ.311322351.1332-200.00026
2015-2016NCAABrown Univ.3146100.324-700.0007
2015-2016ECACBrown U.3146100.324-700.000
2014-2015ECACBrown U.3148120.3916000.000
2013-2014High-MADeerfield252134552.200000.000
2013-2014Minor-MABos. Jr. Bruins1129111.002000.000
2012-2013High-MADeerfield24915241.000000.000
2011-2012High-MADeerfield2588160.640000.000
2010-2011USHS-PAHollidaysburg Area High183435693.8326000.000
2009-2010USHS-PAHollidaysburg Area High191926452.3714000.000
Season Team GP G A PTS PTS/G 82GP Pace +/- PIM SOG S% SOG/G HITS PPG PPP SHG SHP BLKS FOW FOW% PPTOI %PP %SH TOI
2023-2024VAN110000.000-2270.00.627000011644.400:031.11.208:36
2022-2023TOR91230.3327-12812.50.92300004666.700:155.70.410:41
2019-2020PIT10000.000-1000.00.0400001233.300:000.00.007:40
CAREER 211230.1412-44156.70.754000062447.100:083.10.809:27

Career Stats (Per Game)

Season Team GP G G/GP A A/GP PTS PTS/G PIM PIM/GP SOG SOG/GP PPP PPP/GP HITS HITS/GP BKS BKS/GP FOW FOW/GP
2023-2024VAN1100.0000.0000.0020.1870.6400.00272.4510.09161.45
2022-2023TOR910.1120.2230.3320.2280.8900.00232.5640.4460.67
2019-2020PIT100.0000.0000.0000.0000.0000.0044.0011.0022.00

Career Stats (Non-NHL)  AHL Profile Page

Season League Team GP G A PTS PTS/G PIM +/- SOG SOG/G S% PPP NHLe
Season Team GP G A PTS PTS/G 82GP Pace +/- PIM SOG S% SOG/G HITS PPG PPP SHG SHP BLKS FOW FOW% PPTOI %PP %SH TOI
2023-2024TOR52240.806614633.31.2511112861.501:3727.223.012:44
2022-2023CHI41120.504104520.01.3600000726.900:010.236.309:50
2021-2022PIT40000.0000630.00.84000011050.000:112.926.613:47
2019-2020PIT31120.675530520.01.7300002743.800:052.330.309:32
2018-2019PIT20000.0001250.02.5300000838.100:041.010.810:53
CAREER 184480.44365162416.71.321111154041.700:318.825.511:35

Career Stats (Per Game)

Season Team GP G G/GP A A/GP PTS PTS/G PIM PIM/GP SOG SOG/GP PPP PPP/GP HITS HITS/GP BKS BKS/GP FOW FOW/GP
2023-2024TOR520.4020.4040.8040.8061.2010.2051.0020.4081.60
2022-2023CHI410.2510.2520.5041.0051.2500.0061.5000.0071.75
2021-2022PIT400.0000.0000.0061.5030.7500.0041.0010.25102.50
2019-2020PIT410.2510.2520.5020.5071.7500.0041.0020.5092.25
2018-2019PIT200.0000.0000.0021.0052.5000.0031.5000.0084.00

Regular Season Quarterly Comparison

2023-2024

QuarterGPGAPTSSOGPPPPPTOITOI
12355102700:1012:55
2215491900:4712:25
3161121400:319:55
4192131800:0411:39

Lines by quarter

QuarterLine Combination

2022-2023

QuarterGPGAPTSSOGPPPPPTOITOI
1193472600:0414:00
2162461700:2614:55
3195384301:1416:00
4162461600:5213:20

Lines by quarter

QuarterLine Combination

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Shooting % 16.7
5on5 Shooting % 9.1
PTS/60 1.5
PDO 1007
Sec. Asst% 0

Expected Goal (xG) stats below provided by Natural Stat Trick
Note: Expected Goals are updated overnight and will not include today's games. Stats only available as of 2020-21.

Advanced Stats

Year PDO 5 on 5 S% OZ Start% PTS/60 SOG/60 %PP IPP PPIPP CF% Sec Assists Sec Assist %

Expected Goals

Year GF 5v5 xGF 5v5 xGF/60 GA 5v5 xGA 5v5 xGA/60 xG% 5v5

NHL Edge

  Skating Speed Skating Distance Shot Speed Shot Location Zone Time%
Season Top speed 22+ MPH 20+ MPH 18+ MPH Tot. dist Tot. dist/60 Tot. dist EV Tot. dist/60 EV Tot. dist PP Tot. dist/60 PP Tot. dist PK Tot. dist/60 PK Top Speed AVG Speed 100+ 90-100 80-90 70-80 High Danger SOG High Danger G Mid Danger SOG Mid Danger G Long SOG Long G Off Zone Def Zone OZ - EV DZ - EV OZ - PP DZ - PP OZ - PK DZ - PK

Extended Game Log

Date OPP TEAM CF CA CF% GF 5v5 xGF 5v5 xGF/60 GA 5v5 xGA 5v5 xGA/60 xG% 5v5



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GP G A PTS PTS/60 +/- PIM SOG S% PPP HIT BLK FOW FO% PPTOI %PP TOI IPP

Even Strength Line Combinations

Freq Line Combination
Num Time % Line GF GA +/- SF SA SF% CF CA CF%

Even Strength Line Production

PTS %Total Line Combination

Power Play Line Combinations

Freq Line Combination
Num Time % Line GF GA +/- SF SA SF% CF CA CF%

Power Play Line Production

PTS %Total Line Combination