The Sabres signed left-winger Viktor Gordiouk for the 1992-93 season. Gordiouk was a veteran of six seasons with the Soviet Wings. He had two World Junior Championships and an Olympics on his resume before coming to North America. In 1992 he won a gold medal with the renamed Commonwealth of Independent States.
Chosen 142nd overall by the Buffalo Sabres in 1990 and scored nine points in 16 games during a brief recall in 1992-93. The young forward earned a second chance at a big league career after notching 67 points for the AHL's Rochester Americans in 1993-94 but only posted 2 assists during a ten game recall in 1994-95.
Thou he was a clever little offensive player, his game was better suited for the European game.He ended up in the IHL for two years then joined Germany's Dusseldorfer in 1996-97. He remained in Germany until 2001