Two Sabres prospects -- forward Zack Kassian and defenseman Brayden McNabb -- have been named to Hockey Canada's national junior team development camp, which will help determine the squad for the world junior tournament in Buffalo this winter.
Kassian, the Sabres' first-round pick from last year who was recently charged with assault, is coming off a playoff run of 16 points in 19 games as Windsor won the Memorial Cup. McNabb, selected in the third round last year, has become an imposing defenseman for Kootenay. The 6-foot-4, 210-pounder had 57 points (including 40 assists) and 121 penalty minutes in 64 games.
"There are a number of tremendously talented players across Canada in this age group, and the players named today will have a terrific opportunity to showcase their abilities against the best the country has to offer," Hockey Canada head scout Al Murray said. "We are looking forward to a very competitive, high-energy camp."