Saturday, November 25, 2023

Meehan Inducted to Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame

In recognition of his impact as an original Buffalo Sabre, the team's second captain, and general manager for 12 seasons, Gerry Meehan was inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame on Nov. 8, 2023. As his bio on the Hall of Fame's website notes, Meehan played in the Sabres' first-ever game on Oct. 10, 1990 -- and scored the team's first assist and took the team's first penalty. He then served as captain from 1971 to 1974. In 1984, then-coach and general manager Scotty Bowman hired Meehan as assistant general manager, and Meehan replaced Bowman n as GM when Bowman stepped down during the 1986-87 season. As GM, he helped acquire players such as Pierre Turgeon, Soviet defector Alex Mogilny, Dale Hawerchuk, Pat LaFontaine, and Dominik Hasek.

In advance of the induction dinner, Howard Simon of WGR 55 Sports Radio interviewed Meehan - which starts at 50:40 in the Week 3 segment

Meet the full Class of 2023.