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#BLUEPRINT SERIES

Successful NHL teams build through the draft, and that's just what the Buffalo Sabres have been doing over the past few seasons. The Sabres have stockpiled some of the league's emerging stars through the Entry Draft, including four first-round picks in the past two years. The #Blueprint series inroduces fans to these young stars as they prepare for NHL success.


PART 1: RASMUS RISTOLAINEN

Drafted: 1st Round (8th overall), 2013 Entry Draft
Born: October 7, 1994 (Turku. Finland)

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PART 2: BRAYDEN McNABB

Drafted: 3rd Round (66th overall), 2009 Entry Draft
Born: January 21, 1991 (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)

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PART 3: MIKHAIL GRIGORENKO

Drafted: 1st Round (12th overall), 2012 Entry Draft
Born: May 16, 1994 (Khabarovsk, Russia)

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PART 4: NIKITA ZADOROV

Drafted: 1st Round (16th overall), 2013 Entry Draft
Born: April 15, 1994 (Moscow, Russia)

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PART 5: MARK PYSYK

Drafted: 1st Round (23rd overall), 2010 Entry Draft
Born: January 11, 1992 (Edmonton, Alberta)

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PART 6: ZEMGUS GIRGENSONS

Drafted: 1st Round (14th overall), 2012 Entry Draft
Born: January 5, 1994 (Riga, Latvia)

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STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Ennis 78 20 26 -19 46
M. Moulson 77 13 28 -11 41
B. Gionta 69 13 22 -13 35
Z. Girgensons 61 15 15 -16 30
R. Ristolainen 78 8 12 -32 20
M. Foligno 57 8 12 -5 20
J. Larsson 39 6 10 0 16
N. Deslauriers 82 5 10 -24 15
N. Zadorov 60 3 12 -10 15
A. Meszaros 60 7 7 -13 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Lindback 4 8 2 .924 2.76
M. Hackett 0 4 1 .884 4.32