Ferris State University alum Seth Appert has been named an assistant coach for the NHL's Buffalo Sabres. Appert, who played for Ferris State and later served as a volunteer assistant coach there, will join the Sabres' staff under head coach Lindy Ruff. Earlier this season, Appert achieved his first NHL head coaching win during an interim period. He has previously served as the head coach for the AHL's Rochester Americans, guiding them to three straight playoff berths and a deep playoff run last season. Appert's coaching career spans various roles, including international stints with Team USA.

By the Numbers
  • Record with Rochester Americans: 123-94-22-10
  • Three consecutive playoff appearances
  • First NHL head coaching win: 2-1 OT vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
Yes, But

While Appert's departure is a significant loss for the Rochester Americans, it represents a notable career advancement and acknowledgment of his efforts in player development and game performance.

State of Play
  • Seth Appert is now part of an NHL coaching staff focused on rebuilding the Buffalo Sabres.
  • The Sabres are preparing for the upcoming season's training camp.
  • Appert's recent success with developing key Sabres' players is a considerable asset for the team.
What's Next

Appert will look to solidify his role as an NHL assistant coach and contribute to the Sabres' resurgence in the league. His proven track record in developing young talent will be pivotal as the team gears up for the next season.

Bottom Line

Seth Appert's appointment as an NHL assistant coach underscores his significant contributions in the AHL and his potential to elevate the Buffalo Sabres' coaching dynamics, aiming for a stronger, more competitive season ahead.