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Welcome to draft week

The Sabres officially kicked off draft week Monday in HSBC Arena with GM Darcy Regier and amateur scouting director Kevin Devine staying pretty generic about the team's thoughts on the NHL draft Friday night and Saturday in Ottawa.

The Sabres have a chance to get three pretty decent players with the 13th, 26th and 44th picks (No. 26 is San Jose's in the Brian Campbell trade). Recent choices at No. 13 include Toronto's Jiri Tlusty (2006), Buffalo's own Drew Stafford (2004), Los Angeles' Dustin Brown (2003) and Washington's Alexander Semin (2002).

In addition to 13-26-44, the Sabres are also choosing at No. 74 in the third round, 104 (4th round), 134 (5) and  164 (6). San Jose has Buffalo's seventh-rounder in the Campbell deal. Here's the first-round order:

     1. Tampa Bay
     2. Los Angeles
     3. Atlanta
     4.  St. Louis
     5.  NY Islanders
     6.  Columbus
     7.  Toronto
     8.  Phoenix
    9.  Nashville (from Florida)
    10. Vancouver
     11. Chicago
     12. Anaheim (from Edmonton)
     13. Buffalo
     14. Carolina
     15. Nashville
     16. Boston
     17. Calgary
     18. Ottawa
     19. Columbus (from Colorado)
     20. NY Rangers
     21. New Jersey
     22. Edmonton (from Anaheim)
     23. Washington
     24. Minnesota
     25. Montreal
     26. Buffalo (from San Jose)
     27. Philadelphia
     28. Los Angeles (from Dallas)
     29. Atlanta (from Pittsburgh)
     30. Detroit

---Mike Harrington



NHL Entry Draft | Sabres front office
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John Vogl

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