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Marty Wilford is in his first season with the Buffalo Sabres serving as Assistant Coach on Don Granato’s coaching staff, reuniting him with his first-ever professional coach from his playing days. Wilford joined Buffalo after three seasons with the Anaheim Ducks. His coaching career began after retiring from professional hockey in 2011, having joined the Syracuse Crunch as an Assistant Coach. Wilford spent seven seasons in the AHL with Syracuse, Norfolk, and San Diego before being promoted to Anaheim in 2018. As a player, Wilford was drafted in 1995 (149th overall) by the Chicago Blackhawks, playing most of his career in the IHL and the AHL. He ended his career playing overseas in Germany and Italy.