Robert O. Swados, one of the principals involved in bringing NHL hockey to Buffalo, passed away on Friday. He was 93 years old.
"Bob Swados was one of the founding members of the Buffalo Sabres ownership group 42 years ago. He was an integral part of the Knox brothers' successful acquisition of the franchise and was an important member of the front office for over 30 years," said current Sabres owner Terry Pegula in a statement. "He was still involved with the organization, serving as the president of the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Swados family."