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Sabres announce return of Skills Competition

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Last season’s event was a hit among fans, drawing over 10,000 attendees

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This afternoon, the Buffalo Sabres announced that their team Skills Competition would return for a second season. The event will take place on Sunday, January 5 at KeyBank Center.

Last year, the more than 10,000 fans were in attendance for the contest which featured special blue-and-gold uniforms, autograph signings from past players, and of course, the skills competition itself. This year, a new set of special jerseys will be worn by the players which will commemorate the 1978 NHL All-Star Game that was held in Buffalo.

The contest will feature several events like the hardest shot competition, accuracy showdown, and shootout challenge, just to name a few.

“The team had a great time at last year’s Skills Challenge, and we’re excited to face off against each other again this year,” Jack Eichel said, per the team’s official press release. “We’re all pretty competitive guys, so we’re looking forward to showing off our skills in front of some of the best fans in the league.”

Net proceeds will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.