|Danny Gare played his first game for the Sabres on October 10, 1974 against Boston, and scored just 18 seconds into his first NHL shift. He finished his rookie season with 62 points (31+31) and contributed 13 points (7+6) in the Sabres’ run to the 1975 Stanley Cup Finals. Gare followed up his strong rookie campaign with his first of two fifty-goal seasons in 1975-76, when he netted 50 goals and 23 assists in 79 games, and chipped in two game-winning goals in the playoffs. That season, Gare recorded three of his 10 career hat tricks as a Sabre.
In 1979-80, he scored a career-high 56 goals, including a club-record 11 game-winners. Rick Martin is the only other Sabre to have two fifty-goal seasons. With 267 goals as a Sabre, Gare holds the record for goals by a Sabres right wing. He finished his Sabres career with 500 points. Gare’s career as a Sabre came to an end on Dec. 2, 1981 when he was traded to the Detroit Red Wings. He spent his final NHL season in Edmonton in 1986-87. The native of Nelson, B.C. finished his career with 685 points (354+331), and was elected into the Sabres Hall of Fame in 1994.