Jason Botterill is getting some help.
The Sabres' general manager hired two assistant GMs on Monday, adding Randy Sexton from Pittsburgh and Steve Greeley from the New York Rangers.
“Randy and I developed a positive working relationship during our time in Pittsburgh, and I think his experience and insight will be advantageous for our front office,” Botterill said. “In Steve, we have hired a talented hockey executive who will offer unique insight to our organization.
"They both have experience at all levels of the game, and we think they will be valuable assets for the Buffalo Sabres moving forward.”
The hiring of Sexton was expected. Formerly a general manager in Florida and Ottawa, Sexton spent the last seven seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins’ scouting department. He joined the team as assistant director of amateur scouting in 2010-11, and he spent the last two seasons as the director of amateur scouting.
The 57-year-old will serve as the general manager of the Rochester Americans.
Greeley has spent the past two seasons as the Rangers' assistant director of player personnel. The 36-year-old was an associate coach at Boston University for two seasons, playing a vital role in the school’s recruiting process. He worked at the school while Jack Eichel and Evan Rodrigues played for the Terriers.
From 2006 to 2013, Greeley worked in the scouting department for the Los Angeles Kings. He also served as a regional scout for the U.S. National Team Development Program from 2009 to 2012.
The Sabres have reassigned their former assistant GM, Mark Jakubowski. He will become the team’s vice president of hockey administration.