The Buffalo Sabres have traded the 21st overall pick and the 44th overall pick to the Calgary Flames to select 14th overall in the NHL Entry Draft.
With the 14th overall selection in the draft, the Buffalo Sabres select Zemgus Girgensons of the Dubuque Fighting Saints.
Zemgus Girgensons gives the Sabres more size up the center.
Girgensons plays with intensity and passionate. Where Grigorenko needs work on his two way game, Girgensons can skate well for his larger frame, and is a very well rounded center. Girgensons becomes the highest drafted Latvian in the history of the NHL draft.
NHL ready at best, he is committed to the University of Vermont for the 2012-2013 season.
For those of you following players on twitter, he can be followed @zemgus94.
The Buffalo Sabres lose a second round draft pick in moving up to get the second center – but they still hold the Calgary Flames second round draft pick.
While I said at pick 10 that Faksa was the money pick for the Buffalo Sabres – that didn’t work out well for me. I am going to say though that I think the Buffalo Sabres will go for a goaltender in the second round of this draft.