PITTSBURGH -- The NHL draft was completed Saturday as the Sabres made six more picks, headed by second-rounder and University of Wisconsin defenseman Jake McCabe.
Scouting Director Kevin Devine summed up what the team was looking for when he said, "We kind of had a theme here the last couple of months: Bigger, faster, tougher."
The Sabres drafted seven skaters plus Swedish goaltender Linus Ullmark. Average size of the seven skaters: 6-1 1/2 and 201 pounds. You 5-7 guys need not apply.
Said Devine: "With some of the players we have in the organization now, the [Tyler] Ennises, [Derek] Roys, [Nathan] Gerbes, we're kind of staying away from those guys until the outlook of our team changes a little bit."
"The focus was on depth down the middle and size with it," said GM Darcy Regier.
You can go to this link to see the Sabres' cache of picks here the last two days.
And you can click below for the postdraft wrapups from Regier and Devine on the draft floor at Consol Energy Center.