The line of forwards included Rene Robert, Gil Perreault, and the late Rick Martin that skated for the Sabres during the 1970s.
Speaking at First Niagara Center on Tuesday, Rene Robert says it'll be an honor to see the statue, and he wanted to acknowledge those who also skated at that time.
"We certainly might have shined more than others because of the press we've gotten, or maybe because of the way we played, but it certainly wouldn't be possible without the rest of the players that we played with in the seventies," Robert says.
Teammate Gil Perreault says he also appreciates the Sabres ownership for working on this project.
"It's something that you don't expect after your career, and it's just like the cherry on the sundae," Perreault says.
Both Robert and Perreault helped put up the first Sabre alumni plaques on the brick-encased pillars that support the walkway to First Niagara Center.
They were joined by Michael Casullo, the first Sabres fan to purchase a plaque to be included among the alumni bricks. The organization says Casullo submitted his order just one minute after the team made the bricks available to the public.