BUFFALO- The Buffalo Sabres have hired Davis Payne to be the team's associate coach.

Payne spent the last five years as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Kings.

Before working for LA, Payne served as head coach of the St. Louis Blues for three years. The Blues posted a record of 67-55-15 under Payne.

Payne is a native of Kamloops, British Colombia. During his playing career, he spent time with the Rochester Americans.