The Buffalo Sabres appointed Randy Sexton to serve as Assistant General Manager on June 26, 2017. Sexton will also serve as general manager of the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Sexton spent the last seven seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins’ scouting department after joining the team as assistant director of amateur scouting in 2010-11, including the last two seasons as the team’s director of amateur scouting. In this role, he oversaw the team’s amateur scouting operations in North America and Europe.
Prior to his time with the Penguins, Sexton logged several years of NHL front office experience in stints with the Ottawa Senators (1990 to 1995) and the Florida Panthers (2007 to 2010). As one of the Senators’ founders, he was instrumental in helping to bring an NHL team back to Ottawa, eventually serving as the club’s president, chief executive officer and general manager during his time with the team.
He served as assistant general manager for the Panthers for two seasons before being promoted to general manager in February 2009. While with Florida, Sexton spearheaded a three-year affiliation agreement with the Amerks from 2008-2011, seeing Rochester advance to the Calder Cup Playoffs during the 2009-10 campaign.