With the sixteenth overall pick in the 2011 entry draft, the Buffalo Sabres selected Joel Armia, from Assat, Finland.
Born May, 31, 1993 – Armia stands six foot three and weighs in at 191 pounds. He is a right winger, that has played in Buffalo previously.
Armia had a disappointing WJC tournament, in which he appeared in six games for Finland, and registered on assist. This past season for Assat he tallied 18 goals; his best season goal scoring wise was 27 goals and 45 points in 21 games.
The Sabres add some size to their wing by adding the natural goal scorer with the size to take care of himself.
I would have much rather have the Sabres attack their depth (or lack there of) at Center – but Rome wasn’t built in a day – and the Sabres appear to have their head in the game this year when it comes to going after trades – so we will see what the rest of the off season has in store.