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Sabres bolster scouting staff

Nov 27, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT


The Buffalo Sabres have added veteran hockey man Kevin Prendergast to their scouting staff.

“Kevin is a very respected and well-connected talent evaluator in many different hockey circles,” Sabres president of hockey operations Pat LaFontaine said in a release. “His keen eye for hockey talent, combined with his experience in the game at a multitude of levels, will be a tremendous addition to our hockey operations staff and we are proud to welcome him to the Buffalo Sabres organization.”

Prendergast has worked with Hockey Canada, the Edmonton Oilers, and NHL Central Scouting during his 30-year career as a player evaluator.

The rebuilding Sabres will have a very important draft this summer, so the fact LaFontaine is adding to his scouting staff shouldn’t come as a surprise.

  1. shanesander - Nov 27, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    OVERRATED!!! While he was the Head Scout, the Oilers drafted: Michel Riesen, Michael Henrich, Jani Rita, Alexei Mikhnov, Jesse Niinimaki and MA Pouliot with his 1st rounders from 98-03, he only hit on Ales Hemsky in 01. This guys advice on the draft table is one of the many reasons the Oilers suck. While working for Team Canada, he made numerous erroneous decisions. Guy is a disgrace to mustaches everywhere!!

  2. bricevjohnson - Nov 27, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    As shanesander has mentioned, this guy is TERRIBLE!!! The Oilers still haven’t recovered from the horrendous drafting this man attributed to, and Prendergast’s cancerous touch has all but turned the Team Canada junior ranks into a laughing stock. Have fun remaining bad for a VERY long time Buffalo…

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