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First Pick at 24th Overall

Tuesday, 06.20.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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First Pick at 24th Overall

June 20, 2006

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team's order of draft selections for the upcoming 2006 NHL Entry Draft, which will be held Saturday, June 24 in Vancouver, B.C. Buffalo currently holds six selections in the seven-round draft that begins at 6:00 p.m (EST).

The team will make its first selection with the 24th pick in the first round and will follow that up with a pair of second-round selections at the 46th and 57th slots. Buffalo obtained its first second rounder when they shipped Mika Noronen to Vancouver at the trade deadline during 2005-06.

The team will go without a selection in the third round after trading that pick to Calgary in exchange for Toni Lydman prior to last season. The defenseman appeared in 75 games during the regular season, recording one goal, 17 points and 82 penalty minutes.

Maxim Afinogenov is the last player selected by Buffalo in the third round to play more than 75 games for the Sabres in a single season. Afinogenov was picked 69th overall during the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.

In the fourth and fifth rounds, Buffalo holds the 177th and 147th selections respectively.

The Sabres traded their sixth-round pick in a twilight move following the 2005 NHL Draft for South Buffalo native Tim Kennedy. The feisty winger scored four goals and 19 points in 29 games during his freshman campaign at Michigan State, but was sidelined by a broken wrist midway through the season. He suffered the injury while blocking a shot on a penalty kill.

Buffalo's final selection will come in the seventh round at the 207th position.

Visit HSBC Arena on Saturday, June 24 from 5:30 - 9 p.m for the Sabres 2006 Draft Party. The event is free, and open to fans of all ages. MORE INFORMATION

Round --- Selection
1st --- 24th Overall
2nd --- 46th Overall
2nd --- 57th Overall
4th --- 117th Overall
5th --- 147th Overall
7th --- 207th Overall

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82