The Most Insignificant Sabre of the Last Decade: Domenic Pittis

By Jon

In a quest to determine The Most Insignificant Sabre of

the Last Decade, The Goose’s Roost will profile one effectively useless player a day. After the profiles are all said and done, we will put up a poll with all of the finalists. The player receiving the most votes will be crowned Most Insignificant.

Our final candidate is Domenic Pittis, courtesy of Keller.

Domenic Pittis
#83, 12, 28, 38 (… Seriously)
1998-2000, 2003-04

Drafted: 1993 (Round 2) by PittsburghAcquired by the Sabres: Signed as a Free Agent on July 30th, 1998

Regular season stats as a Sabre: 14 games (according to hockeydb; the Sabres media guide says 15 games), 1 goal, 0 assists, 1 point, 12 PIM

Playoff stats as a Sabre: None

After Buffalo: After his first stint as a Sabre, Pittis played 69 games with Edmonton and 2 with Nashville, before returning to the Sabres for his final two games. He has played the last four seasons in the Swiss-A league.

Ebay swag: You can find a handful of Pittis cards on ebay, but some may find this page a little more interesting.

Puck bunnies, rejoice! A quick Google images search unearthed a few pictures of Pittis with females in local bars, this one with Soupy, himself.

Why Pittis should be Most Insignificant: Pittis went through four numbers and two stints in the organization, yet could never catch on with the big club.

Why Pittis should not be Most Insignificant: He led the AHL in scoring in the 1998-99 season, possibly giving some Sabres fans high hopes and leaving his name etched in their memory.

There you have it, folks. The last of our six finalists. Expect a poll to be up within the next few minutes.


One Comment

  1. Jonathan Grant Keller

    I remember one game Pittis was holding court before a faceoff in the defensive end—he was directing traffic—verifying with the defense—and glided to the faceoff dot with a look of pure determination. He lost the draw clean…but not this bad…