Buffalo Bill offensive lineman great Reggie McKenzie and Buffalo Sabres scoring phenom Alexander Mogilny are among the twelve being inducted into the 2016 Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame. The announcement was made Thursday June 2nd by GBSHOF President Therese Forton-Barnes at the Buffalo Convention Center.

Dennis DiPaolo, Bud Carpenter and Bob Koshinski

Dennis DiPaolo, Bud Carpenter and Bob Koshinski

The other 2016 inductees are Buffalo Bills trainer Bud Carpenter, basketball official Benjy Bluman, NFL fullback Don Bosseler, basketball coach Sal Buscaglia, UB wrestling coach Ed Michael, track and field athlete Cindy Wyatt, and posthumous inductions track and field booster Carl Brandt, Buffalo Bisons executive Frank Offermann, boxing and football official Frank Rustich, and youth hockey advocate Bob Westphal.

Some highlights include McKenzie addressing the assembled crowd. McKenzie was a member of the famous Bills O-line Electric Company which paved the way for OJ Simpson’s record breaking 2003 yards.

Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame

John Lambert, Ed Michael and Jon Dandes

Mogilny still holds the Sabres single season scoring mark with 76 goals in 77 games in the 1992-93 season.

Bud Carpenter has been with the Bills for 31 years and has been head trainer since 1996. Twice under Carpenter’s leadership the Bills training staff has been named the top staff in the NFL.

UB’s Ed Michael was UB’s highly decorated wrestling coach for 21 years and won the Div III National Title in 1977-78.

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