The Buffalo Sabres appointed Randy Sexton to serve as Assistant General Manager on June 26, 2017. Sexton also serves as general manager of the Rochester Americans (AHL).
In his first season as Amerks general manager in 2017-18, Rochester finished third in the AHL’s North Division standings with a 37-22-11-6 (91 points) record and advanced to the postseason for the first time in four years. Sexton was also instrumental in the development of several Buffalo Sabres prospects as more than a dozen different Amerks played earned call-ups over the course of the season, including two that would make their NHL debuts.
Before joining the Sabres, Sexton spent seven seasons (2010 to 2017) with the Pittsburgh Penguins’ scouting department after joining the team as assistant director of amateur scouting in 2010-11, including the final 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.