Longtime college assistant Forton gets same role with NHL’s Sabres

While not officially announced by the school, Harvard assistant coach Jerry Forton has been hired by the Buffalo Sabres to become an assistant coach on Ron Rolston’s staff, according to the Associated Press.

Forton has 18 years of experience coaching at the college level, including the past two at Harvard. He has also coached at Massachusetts-Lowell and Niagara.

“We were very fortunate to have Jerry for as long as we did here at Niagara hockey,” Purple Eagles’ head coach Dave Burkholder said in a statement. “A tireless worker and outstanding recruiter, he left his mark on our program to say the least. From volunteer to associate head coach, he was a valued and integral part of the program.

“We are so happy for Jerry and his family. I know everyone associated with Niagara hockey, past and present, wish him well with the Buffalo Sabres.”


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