Ryan O'Reilly wrote a farewell message to Buffalo Sabres fans.
Advice: O'Reilly spent three seasons with the Sabres. Though he was fairly successful during that period, recording 55-61 points in each campaign, the Sabres as a whole struggled mightily. Buffalo ultimately traded him to St. Louis over the summer as part of the Sabres' ongoing rebuilding efforts. "To the people of Buffalo, your unwavering support for your teams is inspirational," O'Reilly said. "You even made me a Bills fan! I also want to thank you for being so good to me and my family. I know we didn't get the result you wanted but you are in great hands and have a bright future." Buffalo's first game against St. Louis will be on Dec. 27. O'Reilly's first game back in Buffalo will be on March 17.