Looking at the Buffalo Sabres draft

Size, again, was the focus of the Sabres’ draft, they took nine players all tipping the scales at 175 pounds or higher and none shorter than 6′.

The Sabres front office with first-round pick Mark Pysyk. Gary Bettman is there too…

Three of their first four picks were right handed defensemen, the weakest part of the team’s prospect pool. In all, Buffalo took six forwards; two each at center, left and right wing. Here is a list of each the Sabres’ picks:

  • 1st round (23) – Mark Pysyk -D- Edmonton Oil Kings 6’1″ 175lbs
  • 3rd round (68) – Jerome Gauthier-Leduc -D- Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 6’1″ 181lbs
  • 3rd round (75) – Kevin Sundher -C- Chilliwack Bruins 6′ 192lbs
  • 3rd round (83) – Matt MacKenzie -D- Calgary Hitmen 6’1″ 191
  • 4th round (98) – Steven Shipley -C- Owen Sound Attack 6’2″ 205lbs
  • 5th round (143) – Gregg Sutch -RW- Mississauga Majors 6’2″ 193lbs
  • 6th round (173) – Cedrick Henley -LW- Val-d’Or Foreur 6’5″ 195lbs
  • 7th round (203) – Christian Isackson -RW- Minnesota HS 6′ 174lbs
  • 7th round (208) – Riley Boychuk -LW- Portland Winterhawks 6’4″ 205lbs

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