Buffalo Bisons Team History

The history of professional hockey in Western New York

69-70 buffalo bisonsFor nearly 75 years, Buffalo hockey fans have enjoyed professional hockey action at its finest. Before the Buffalo Sabres entered the National Hockey League (NHL) in 1970, there were the Buffalo Bisons who played in the American Hockey League (AHL).

buffalo bisons jerseyBack then; the game of hockey was much different. The National Hockey League had just 6 teams. Competition was intense for "big league" spots. A player had to be the best to make it to the NHL. The battle for big league positions was often waged on the ice rinks of the American Hockey League teams. Some of the best professional hockey players of all time skated for the Herd.

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