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Zagrapan, Ryan, Thorburn and Novotny Signed

Tuesday, 09.12.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Zagrapan, Ryan, Thorburn and Novotny Signed

September 12, 2006

Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have signed Marek Zagrapan, the team's 13th overall selection in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Also signed on Monday were forwards Jiri Novotny, Chris Thorburn and Michael Ryan.
 
Zagrapan (19 years old, 6'1", 195 lbs.) spent the last two seasons with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, collecting 169 points (67+102) in 118 games.  When Zagrapan recorded 17 (11+6) points in 17 games during the 2005 QMJHL Playoffs, his 11 goals were second only to Sidney Crosby's 14.
 
Novotny (23, 6'4", 205 lbs.) appeared in 14 regular season games for the Sabres last year, notching two goals and an assist.  He also played in four playoff games during Buffalo's run to the Eastern Conference Finals.  The native of Pelhrimov, Czech Republic finished the year as the Rochester Americans' leading scorer, posting career-highs in goals (17), assists (37), and points (54) in 66 games.
 
Thorburn (23, 6'3", 206 lbs.) was Buffalo's second round choice in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.  Thorburn made his NHL debut for the Sabres in 2005-06, picking up one assist and seven penalty minutes in two games.  In 77 games for Rochester last year, the Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.-native registered a career-high 50 points (23+27) in 77 games.  In three seasons with Rochester, he has 101 points (41+60).
 
Ryan (26, 6'1", 188 lbs.) was acquired from Dallas with a second round choice in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft on March 10, 2003, in exchange for Stu Barnes.  Following a four-year collegiate career at Northeastern, Ryan has spent the past three seasons with Rochester.  The Boston, Mass.-native posted career highs in goals (15), assists (22), and points (37) in 56 games last season.

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  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