Currently icing the second-youngest team in the league and with longtime franchise pillars Thomas Vanek and Ryan Miller both entering the final year of their contracts, the Sabres will once again be counting on young guns to carry the load in 2013-14. With a keen eye for developing prospects, new head coach Ron Rolston will need strong performances from emerging stars like 19-year-old Mikhail Grigorenko and 23-year-olds Cody Hodgson and Tyler Myers to avoid missing the playoffs for a third-straight season.

Jamie McBain (D), Henrik Tallinder (D), Joe Sacco (Assistant Coach)

Andrej Sekera (D), Nathan Gerbe (LW), Jochen Hecht (C)

21-21-6, 48 PTS
12th in the East

Thomas Vanek (38 GP, 20 G, 21 A, 41 PTS)
Cody Hodgson (48 GP, 15 G, 19 A, 34 PTS)
Tyler Ennis (47 GP, 10 G, 21 A, 31 PTS)