By John Vogl
It hasn't taken Hudson Fasching long to make an impact at the University of Minnesota.
The freshman right winger, who was acquired by the Sabres in a trade with Los Angeles this afternoon, is the third-leading scorer for the Gophers with 27 points in 31 games. Playing on the first line for the top-ranked team in the NCAA, Fasching has six goals in the last 10 games to up his season total to 12.
Fasching, 18, is a big forward at 6-foot-2, 207 pounds. The Minnesota native played well for the United States at the world juniors, scoring twice and adding two assists in five games.
Fasching has a touching family story, which was chronicled three years ago by ESPN.
"Excited to officially be a part of the Buffalo Sabres organization!" Fasching wrote on his Twitter account.