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Sean Malone will work hard to play for his childhood favourite, Buffalo Sabres, but likely isn’t going to be a huge threat to put up big offensive numbers.


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July 2021 – Malone signed a one-year two-way contract back with the Buffalo Sabres. Pat Quinn


July 2020 – After a year of playing on an AHL deal in Rochester, Malone was signed to a one-year two-way contract with the Nashville Predators. He should have an opportunity to see some NHL ice on this contract, albeit, in very limited capacity. Brayden Olafson


June 2019 – Malone did not get a qualifying offer from the Sabres which means he becomes an unrestricted free agent.  Jokke Nevalainen


April 2018 – A year after his impressive NCAA breakout season, Sean Malone settled in with his first pro season in the AHL with Rochester notching 22 points including 12 goals in his 73 games played. The former sixth round pick in 2013 has developed very well throughout his last few years and seems to be really embracing the challenge of making the NHL with his hometown team. He’s been able to add a steady goal scoring pace to his game and has found his knack in the AHL in his first season which is a very good sign. Marcus Griep


April 2017 – West Senaca, NY native Sean Malone ended his college career with a career year. His 42 points this year more than doubled his previous high set as a freshman. Malone helped lead Harvard to the Frozen Four but fell short by losing to Minnesota-Duluth. Malone also signed his first NHL contract with the Sabres and made an impressive NHL debut. Max Marko


December 2016 – Sean Malone is enjoying a fantastic start to the year with Harvard in the ECAC. In 10 games, Sean Malone has racked up seven goals and five assists, which shows just how much of a contributor on offense he is. He has an outstanding shot that he seems to be putting to use more this year. Malone has the can-do attitude that all college players need to have due to the high intensity, but he plays with speed and quickness that he could most likely adapt to the faster pace of the professional level. Max Marko


December 2015 – Sean Malone is currently playing his third year of hockey at Harvard University, he’s played eight of Harvard’s ten games and has no goals and five assists. Harvard is currently on winter break and will start playing in the new year. – Paul Zwambag

Malone could develop into a good two way pivot at the NHL level. He doesn’t have a pro level scoring touch, but works hard in all aspects of the game. Sean gets his points working hard and driving to the net. He will turn pro in two years and head to Rochester to develop his game at a professional level. He will be three or four years away from fighting for an NHL roster spot. The Sabres have time to develop centre men since they have elite prospects on their depth chart already.


Fantasy Upside 2.0
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type Free Agent
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 30, 1995
Height 6‘0”
Weight 196 lbs
Drafted 2013 Round 6; Overall: 159


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Nichols School CISAA14 3 912 4|Playoffs3 3 36
 2011-2012 Nichols School CISAA15 17 1835 6|Playoffs1 0 11
  Nichols School USHS-Prep32 34 3670 -|        
 2012-2013 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL15 5 813 17|        
  U.S. National U18 TeamUSDP50 16 1733 19|        
  USA U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup4 0 11 2|        
  USA U18WJC-187 0 11 0|