MALONE EMBRACING LEADERSHIP ROLE WITH AMERKS

Sean Malone

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#17

  • DOB: 4/30/1995
  • Ht: 6-0
  • Wt: 197
  • Shoots: L
  • Years on Team: 5
  • School: Harvard University
  • Hometown: Buffalo, NY
  • Drafted: Buffalo Sabres' sixth-round selection (159th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft

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ACQUIRED

Buffalo Sabres’ sixth-round selection (159th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft. Signed a one-year NHL contract with the Buffalo Sabres on July 28, 2021. Re-signed a one-year, NHL contract with Buffalo on June 29, 2022.

LAST SEASON

2021-22: In his fourth stint with the organization, he recorded 20 goals and 37 points, both career-highs, in 39 games with the Rochester Americans during the 2021-22 campaign ... Also notched seven points (2+5) in 10 Calder Cup Playoff contests during the Amerks’ run to the North Division Finals ... Netted the game-winner to help the Amerks to a series-clinching Game 5 win at Utica on 5/19 ... Scored his first career playoff goal in Game 3 of the North Division Semifinals against Utica on 5/15 ... Notched two assists in the first-round series-clinching win at Belleville on 5/06 ... Ranked fourth among all Amerks in goals (20) and tied for sixth with 37 points ... Reached the 20-goal mark for the first time in his pro career with a goal in the regular-season finale against Utica on 4/29 ... Also became the fourth Amerk to score 20 goals ... Recorded his 100th point as an Amerk with a goal against Springfield on 4/19 ... Totaled 14 points (9+5) over a career-long 11-game point streak from 12/18 to 4/13, the longest of any Amerk last season ... He was the first Amerk to record a point in 11 straight games since Milan Bartovic in 2003-04 ... Appeared in his 200th game as an Amerk at Belleville on 4/09 ... Scored twice and added an assist in 6-2 win at Cleveland on 4/02 to reach the 30-point mark for the second straight season with Rochester ... Netted both goals in a 3-2 shootout loss to Toronto on 3/25 ... Scored a power-play in his return to the lineup against Laval on 3/09, becoming the eight different Amerk to reach the 10-goal mark ... Missed 30 games (12/29-3/05) due to COVID-19/injury ... Totaled 10 points (6+4) and four multi-point performances over a five-game point streak from 11/24 to 12/10, including goals in a career-best five straight games over that span ... Recorded his 100th AHL point as part of a two-point effort against Laval on 12/10 ... Collected his third multi-point outing in four games with a goal and two assists – including the primary helper on the overtime game-winner – in the 4-3 win over Utica on 12/08 ... His third point of the game marked his 100th pro point ... Recorded the first multi-goal game of his pro career with two goals in the 4-2 win at Utica on 11/24 ... Had a three-game point streak (1+2) from 11/03 to 11/10 ... Skated in his 200th AHL game against Toronto on 11/05 ... Appeared in his 200th pro game at Laval on 10/30 ... Credited with the game-winning goal in the 5-3 win over Syracuse on 10/22 ... Notched two assists in his season debut at Utica on 10/17 ... Named an alternate captain

CAREER

2020-21: Had 15 points (5+10) in 23 games with the Chicago Wolves (AHL) while earning one assist in one contest with the Nashville Predators (NHL) ... In both of his multi-point performances with Chicago, he recorded two assists (4/03) versus Rockford and 5/12 against Grand Rapids)

2019-20: Tallied a career-high 30 points on 12 goals and 18 assists in 58 games with the Rochester Americans (AHL) before the season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic ... His 30 points were tied for second among all Amerks skaters while his 18 assists ranked fourth ... Tallied a seven-game point streak from 10/19 to 11/13, when he plotted 10 points (3+7)

2018-19: Recorded 13 points (4+9) in 38 games with Rochester ... Missed all three games of the North Division Semifinals against Toronto due to injury ... Appeared in his 100th AHL game at Utica on 2/27 ... Scored a goal while appearing in his 100th pro game against Belleville on 2/23 ... Netted his first goal of the season against Utica on 11/23 ... Tallied two assists and was plus-2 in his season debut against Cleveland after missing the first 12 games of the season due to injury

2017-18: Finished third among rookies with 22 points (12+10) while skating in all but three regular-season games with the Amerks ... Dressed in all three Calder Cup Playoff games while tallying a pair of helpers ... Notched his first playoff point with an assist in Game 2 of the North Division Semifinals at Syracuse on 4/21 ... Made his pro playoff debut in Game 1 of the first-round series at Syracuse on 4/20 ... Named Most Improved Player as voted on by his teammates ... Potted the game-winning goal for his 10th of the season and was named the game’s first star in a 5-3 win at Binghamton on 3/31 ... Closed out the month of February with a career-best four-game point streak (3+1) from 2/21 to 2/28 ... Helped the Amerks to a 7-4 come-from-behind win with a goal at Toronto on 2/24 ... Netted the lone goal shorthanded in a 2-1 loss to Syracuse at KeyBank Center in Buffalo on 2/21 ... Had a goal in back-to-back games of a weekend set at Charlotte on 1/20-1/21 ... Found the back of the net for the second straight game in a 10-3 rout of Binghamton on 11/24 ... Scored his first pro goal in a 6-5 overtime loss at Syracuse on 11/22 ... Registered his first professional point with an assist at Belleville on 11/11 ... Made his Amerks/AHL debut against Charlotte on 10/20, logging 10:28 of ice time

2016-17: Made his NHL and professional debut in Buffalo’s 3-0 loss at Florida on 4/08 ... Tallied one shot over 12 minutes of ice time ... Completed a four-year collegiate career at Harvard University (ECAC), where he totaled 99 points (42+57) in 115 career games for the Crimson ... Enjoyed a breakout senior season setting career-best in goals (18), assists (24), points (42) in 36 games ... Finished the campaign third among all Crimson skaters in goals, assists and points ... Scored a hat-trick on 3/17 ... Tallied three straight multi-point outings from 3/10 to 3/17 (4+5) and from 12/03 to 1/16 (3+4) ... Recorded a season-high four points (1+3) on 3/10 ... Had a season-long six-game point streak (4+5) from 2/3 to 2/17 ... Named a Walter Brown Award semifinalist ... Earned an ECAC Hockey All-Tournament team selection

2015-16: Dressed in 27 games in his junior season at Harvard, recording 19 points (10+9) ... Set a career-high with three assists vs. Dartmouth on 11/01 ... Had six points (3+3) during ECAC quarterfinals series from 3/11 to 3/12

2014-15: Recorded 18 points (8+10) in 21 games for Harvard as a sophomore ... Recorded three points (1+2) in his return from injury on 12/5 ... Totaled eight points (3+5) in six games from 2/23 to 3/13

 2013-14: Played in 31 games during his freshman campaign at Harvard, registering 20 points (6+14) ... Had a team-best five-game point streak from 2/7 to 2/21, totaling five points (1+4) over that span ... Scored his first collegiate goal as part of a multi-point game on 11/16 ... Led all Harvard skaters in assists (13) and led all rookies in points (19) ... Named Ivy League Co-Rookie of the Year

2012-13: Played for the USA Under-18 team, collecting five goals and eight assists for 13 points

INTERNATIONAL: Won a silver medal with Team USA while competing at the 2013 IIHF World U-18 Hockey Championship in Sochi, Russia … Recorded one assist in four games for Team USA at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament

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Player Stats

Regular Season
SeasonTeamGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPGSHGSOGGWGFOWPTS/G
2022-23 Regular SeasonROC2197162294051000.76
2021-22 Regular SeasonROC39201737-3228074400.95
2020-21 Regular SeasonCHI23510154381130200.65
2019-20 Regular SeasonROC5812183015260297300.52
2018-19 Regular SeasonROC384913-640140000.34
2017-18 Regular SeasonRCH73121022-42901100100.30
Total252627113381481353921000.53
Playoffs
SeasonTeamGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPGSHGSOGGWGFOWPTS/G
2022 Calder Cup PlayoffsROC10257040014100.70
2018 Calder Cup PlayoffsRCH3022-20003000.67
Total13279-240017100.69