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Seth Appert leaves Rochester to join Sabres coaching staff

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  • Kyle Evans 

The Buffalo Sabres finalized their 2024-25 coaching staff on Monday under new head coach Lindy Ruff.

The most notable move is Rochester Americans head coach Seth Appert was promoted to the Sabres as one of four assistant coaches. Appert, who spent four years with the AHL club and went 123-94-22-10 while leading the team to three consecutive playoff berths, joins returning assistants Mike Bales, Matt Ellis, and Marty Wilford.


“One of my top priorities over the last few weeks has been finalizing the hires and roles of the coaching staff,” Ruff said. “After conversations with Seth, he reaffirmed what I already knew – he is ready for this opportunity. As we move into next season, I am thrilled with the staff we have assembled, and the work has already begun to prepare for training camp and the entirety of the season ahead.”

General manager Kevyn Adams said in a press release that the search for Rochester’s new head coach will begin immediately.