CRUNCHING THE NUMBERS OF THE 2011-12 SEASON
News | 6/28/2012 2:17:02 PM | ROCHESTER AMERICANS


Photo: Marcus Foligno (Micheline Veluvolu)

An organizational and statistical ‘By the Numbers’ look at the dozen players who split time between the Buffalo Sabres and Rochester Americans during the 2011-12 season.

BY THE NUMBERS

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The Amerks saw 12 different players summoned to the big club over the course of the season as eight forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender all suited up for at least one game with the Sabres. The group combined for 157 total man games, recording 65 points on 23 goals and 42 assists. Luke Adam, who started the season with the Sabres, recorded 20 points (10+10) in 52 games for Buffalo, while rookie forward Marcus Foligno finished with an impressive 13 points (6+7) in 14 games, the most among any Amerk to earn an NHL promotion.

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Of the lucky dozen to skate with the Sabres in 2011-12, eight made their National Hockey League debuts, marking the first time since the 2006-07 campaign eight different Buffalo rookies graced an NHL lineup for the Sabres in the same season.

2011-12 NHL Debuts        2006-07 NHL Debuts
Marcus Foligno                 Drew Stafford
Corey Tropp                    Clarke MacArthur
Zack Kassian                   Michael Ryan
Derek Whitmore               Mike Funk
Travis Turnbull                 Patrick Kaleta
Joe Finley                        Mark Mancari
T.J. Brennan                   Andrej Sekera
Brayden McNabb              Mike Card

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Buffalo had six different players score their first career NHL goals this season: Corey Tropp, T.J. Brennan, Zack Kassian, Brayden McNabb, Marcus Foligno and Travis Turnbull. The last time six different players scored their first goal for the Sabres was 1992-93: Richard Smehlik, Viktor Gordiouk, Yuri Khmylev, Scott Thomas, Doug MacDonald and Matthew Barnaby. Brennan, however, was the only one to do so in his first NHL game, becoming the first Sabres defenseman to accomplish the feat since Buffalo Head Coach Lindy Ruff did so back on Oct. 11, 1979.

STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN

LUKE ADAM
Buffalo: 52 GP, 10 G, 10 A, 20 PTS, 14 PIM, -6, 89 SH
Rochester: 27 GP, 4 G, 9 A, 13 PTS, 18 PIM, -2, 80 SH

T.J. BRENNAN
Buffalo: 11 GP, 1 G, 0 A, 1 PT, 6 PIM, E, 14 SH
Rochester: 52 GP, 16 G, 14 A, 30 PTS, 39 PIM, +5, 150 SH

JOE FINLEY
Buffalo: 5 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 PTS, 12 PIM, -3, 1 SH
Rochester: 57 GP, 1 G, 5 A, 6 PTS, 143 PIM, +7, 46 SH

MARCUS FOLIGNO
Buffalo: 14 GP, 6 G, 7 A, 13 PTS, 9 PIM, +6, 23 SH
Rochester: 60 GP, 16 G, 23 A, 39 PTS, 78 PIM, +19, 110 SH

ZACK KASSIAN
Buffalo: 27 GP, 3 G, 4 A, 7 PTS, 20 PIM, -1, 36 SH
Rochester: 30 GP, 15 G, 11 A, 26 PTS, 31 PIM, +4, 94 SH 

DREW MacINTYRE
Buffalo: 2 GP, 43 MIN, 1 GA, 0 SO, 0-0-0, 17 SVS, .944 SV%, 1.40 GAA
Rochester: 23 GP, 1,375 MIN, 73 GA, 1 SO, 8-12-2, 652 SVS, .899 SV%, 3.19 GAA

BRAYDEN McNABB
Buffalo: 25 GP, 1 G, 7 A, 8 PTS, 15 PIM, -1, 49 SH
Rochester: 45 GP, 5 G, 25 A, 30 PTS, 31 PIM, +15, 68 SH

COLIN STUART
Buffalo: 2 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 PTS, 0 PIM, -3, 0 SH
Rochester: 51 GP, 13 G, 19 A, 32 PTS, 32 PIM, +3, 147 SH

PAUL SZCZECHURA
Buffalo: 9 GP, 1 G, 3 A, 4 PTS, 4 PIM, E, 14 SH
Rochester: 57 GP, 21 G, 25 A, 46 PTS, 26 PIM, +16, 137 SH

COREY TROPP
Buffalo: 34 GP, 3 G, 5 A, 8 PTS, 20 PIM, E, 32 SH
Rochester: 27 GP, 9 G, 13 A, 22 PTS, 46 PIM, 60 SH

TRAVIS TURNBULL
Buffalo: 3 GP, 1 G, 0 A, 1 PT, 5 PIM, E, 3 SH
Rochester: 63 GP, 12 G, 15 A, 27 PTS, 117 PIM, +4, 102 SH

DEREK WHITMORE
Buffalo: 2 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 PTS, 0 PIM, 2 SH
Rochester: 75 GP, 28 G, 16 A, 44 PTS, 25 PIM, -1, 241 SH

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