Sabres, president Ted Black part ways; replaced by Russ Brandon

Kevin Hoffman / Reuters

The changes continue in Buffalo.

Ted Black will no longer serve as team president of the Buffalo Sabres after the sides "mutually agreed to part ways."

Black will be replaced by Russ Brandon, who is a managing partner and president of the Buffalo Bills.

"I would like to thank Terry and Kim for the confidence they have placed in me," Brandon said. "With so much excitement surrounding the Sabres, there is also great opportunity. We have a strong staff at the Sabres that I will be relying on and there is much from my Bills experience that can be applied at the Sabres. I look forward to the opportunity to engage with the Sabres great fans and lead the business operations of both teams."

Brandon, the former senior vice president and general manager of FSN Pittsburgh and vice president of the Pittsburgh Penguins - who memorably said he would eat the team's third jersey if it was a "turd burger" - has worked in hockey for over a decade.

Buffalo has overhauled their team in the offseason with a look to the future, acquiring Ryan O'Reilly, Robin Lehner, Jamie McGinn, and David Legwand in trades, while hiring a new head coach in Dan Bylsma and drafting potential future star Jack Eichel.

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