By John Vogl
The partnership between Steve Ott and the Buffalo Zoo, which brought stuffed otters to Sabres fans, went swimmingly -- just not for those people who waited to get one.
The Sabres have announced that all the stuffed animals, dubbed "Ott's Otters," have been sold. The team introduced the furry creatures Wednesday and had tremendous immediate response. The Sabres put the limited number of remaining otters on the shelves in the Sabres Store at 10 this morning, and they were gone within a half-hour.
"Thank you for the overwhelming support of #OttsOtters," the Sabres' captain wrote on Twitter.
The otters, wearing Ott's jersey and accompanied by his autograph, sold for $25. All proceeds are set to go to the Buffalo Zoo.
“This program is a great way for our fans to show their love of the Sabres while supporting such an important community asset in the Buffalo Zoo,” Ott said. “As a big animal lover, I’m excited to be involved in a program that will help raise money and awareness for the Buffalo Zoo.”