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June 11, 1997 -- Hired as seventh general manager in Sabres’ history July 21, 1997 -- Hires Lindy Ruff as coach Sept. 24, 1997 -- Acquires Jason Woolley from Pittsburgh for fifth-round pick (Robert Scuderi) Sept. 29, 1997 -- Trades Pat LaFontaine to Rangers for second-round pick (Andrew Peters) Feb. 4, 1998 -- Acquires Geoff Sanderson from Vancouver for Brad May, third-round pick Dec. 18, 1998 -- Trades Donald Audette to Los Angeles for second-round pick (Milan Bartovic) March 11, 1999 -- Acquires Stu Barnes from Pittsburgh for Matthew Barnaby March 23, 1999 -- Acquires Joe Juneau, third-round pick from Washington for Alexei Tezikov; acquires Rhett Warrener, fifth-round pick (Ryan Miller) from Florida for Mike Wilson March 10, 2000 -- Acquires Chris Gratton, second-round pick for Wayne Primeau, Brian Holzinger, Corey Sarich, third-round pick; acquires Doug Gilmour, J.P. Dumont for Michal Grosek June 24, 2001 -- Trades Michael Peca to Islanders for Tim Connolly, Taylor Pyatt July 1, 2001 -- Trades Dominik Hasek to Detroit for Vyacheslav Kozlov, first-round pick June 22, 2002 -- Acquires Jochen Hecht for second-, third-round picks March 10, 2003 -- Trades Stu Barnes to Dallas for Michael Ryan, second-round pick March 11, 2003 -- Acquires Daniel Briere, third-round pick for Chris Gratton, fourth-round pick July 3, 2003 -- Acquires Chris Drury, Steve Begin from Calgary for Rhett Warrener, Steven Reinprecht March 9, 2004 -- Acquires Michael Grier from Washington for Jakub Klepis Aug. 8, 2005 -- Acquires Toni Lydman for third-round pick July 2006 -- Don Luce, Terry Martin, Jim Benning leave/released from Sabres’ scouting department as Regier embraces video Feb. 27, 2007 -- Acquires Dainius Zubrus, Timo Helbling from Washington for Jiri Novotny, first-round pick; trades Martin Biron to Philadelphia for second-round pick; acquires Ty Conklin from Columbus for fifth-round pick July 1, 2007 -- Fails to re-sign co-captains Daniel Briere and Chris Drury Feb. 26, 2008 -- Trades Brian Campbell, seventh-round pick to San Jose for Steve Bernier, first-round pick July 4, 2008 -- Acquires Craig Rivet, seventh-round pick from San Jose for two second-round picks (’09, ’10) March 4, 2009 -- Acquires Dominic Moore from Toronto for second-round pick; trades Ales Kotalik to Edmonton for second-round pick March 3, 2010 -- Acquires Raffi Torres from Columbus for Nathan Paetsch, second-round pick Feb. 27, 2011 -- Acquires Brad Boyes from St. Louis for second-round pick June 25, 2011 -- Acquires Robyn Regehr, Ales Kotalik, second-round pick from Calgary for Chris Butler, Paul Byron June 29, 2011 -- Acquires Christian Ehrhoff from Islanders for fourth-round pick July 1, 2011 -- Signs free-agent Ville Leino to six-year, $27 million deal Feb. 27, 2012 -- Trades Paul Gaustad and fourth-round pick to Nashville for 2012 first-round pick; Acquires Cody Hodgson and Alexander Sulzer from Vancouver for Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani June 22, 2012 -- Drafts Mikhail Grigorenko in first round (12th overall); trades first-round pick from Nashville (21st overall) and second-round pick (42nd overall) to Calgary for first-round pick (14th overall, Zemgus Girgensons) July 2, 2012 -- Acquires Steve Ott and Mark Pardy from Dallas for Derek Roy Feb. 20, 2013 -- Fires coach Lindy Ruff, names Ron Rolston interim coach March 30, 2013 -- Trades Jordan Leopold to St. Louis for 2013 second-round pick (Justin Bailey) and conditional fifth-round pick (Anthony Florentino) April 1, 2013 -- Trades Robyn Regehr to Los Angeles for 2014 second-round pick and 2015 second-round pick April 3, 2013 -- Trades Jason Pominville and 2014 fourth-round pick to Minnesota for Johan Larsson, Matt Hackett, a 2013 first-round pick (Nikita Zadorov) and 2014 second-round pick May 7, 2013 -- Names Ron Rolston coach Oct. 27, 2013 -- Trades Thomas Vanek to the N.Y. Islanders for a conditional 2014 first-round pick and 2015 second-round pick Nov. 12, 2013 -- Fired as general manager