We continue today with the 42 overall pick, or the Buffalo Sabres third selection in the 2012 Entry Draft being held in Pittsburgh. Our draft selections so far have been very heavy in the defense and center position.
While the Sabres defensive corp is deep, they struggled greatly when Myers and Erhoff were out of the lineup, and could use some solidification. With a depleted center position, they should do all they can there to prevent a future of nothing up the middle. With the second guess at the 42nd overall selection in the draft, the Sabres look once again at the center position.
He isnt projected to rise much higher in a depth chart than a third line center, but Lukas Sutter, C, from the Saskatoon Blades is a fair selection for the team to make at 42nd overall. The Sabres lost a good third line center in Paul Gaustad this year in an attempt to get better for the future, and bringing in Sutter could be a long term solution to the holes at center.
The son of Rich Sutter – a name synonymous with hockey. With hockey running through Sutter veins, he might be a reach for the Sabres at 42nd given their immediate needs, but can you go wrong adding a Sutter to your organization?
You can follow him on Twitter to watch his draft day reactions. @Suttsy23.
He’s defensive, he’s physical, and he does well in the faceoff circle – something the Buffalo Sabres are lacking in. Not every draft card turns into the next best thing – and role players are found in the draft as well.
When asked to describe his own hockey style, Sutter throws out descriptions that the Buffalo Sabres fans have been longing for in a blue and gold sweater:
“I’m definitely more of an ‘in your face’, two-way type of player. I like to play physical, defend my ice and try to get under the other team’s skin. A big thing right now for me is that I have to watch my discipline a little bit more.”