With their second selection in the third round of the NHL Draft, the Buffalo Sabres picked up defenseman Brycen Martin of the WHL’s Swift Current Broncos.
Martin, 18, is a Calgary native who has spent the past two seasons with the Broncos. This season, the defenseman had 37 points, including 31 assists, in 72 regular season games with Swift Current. He also had 42 penalty minutes on the year.
Prior to that, Martin had 19 points (2-17) and 32 penalty minutes in 67 games during the 2012-13 season. He also appeared in three games with Swift Current in the 2011-12 season.
The pick comes 13 spots after the Sabres picked up Swedish goaltender Jonas Johansson, who played last year with Brynas IF Gavle.
As it stands right now, Buffalo does not hold a pick in the fourth round of the 2014 NHL Draft, so Sabres fans can rest easy for a bit.
Of course, that could change at any time if the Sabres make a trade that provides them with a fourth-round pick. Even if they don’t, Buffalo could still make an important trade over the coming minutes, so keep your eyes peeled for more news as it comes up.
The Sabres hold the first picks in rounds five through seven of the NHL Draft, so they’ll pick #121, #151 and #181.
As the 2014 NHL Draft continues, here’s a few links for further reading for all you hockey fans out there:
- Buffalo selected Brendan Lemieux with pick #31.
- The Sabres also selected Eric Cornel with pick #44….
- …. and finally, Vaclav Karabacek with pick #49.
- At #61, the Sabres picked up Swedish netminder Jonas Johansson, who becomes the third Swedish goaltender in the Buffalo organization, with Jhonas Enroth and Linus Ullmark.
- Looking for the full NHL draft order for rounds two through seven of the 2014 NHL Draft? (x)
- Broadcast information/how to watch day two of the NHL Draft
- The Buffalo Sabres selected Sam Reinhart with the second overall selection; how do you feel about this pick?
- Full first-round NHL draft selections
Stay tuned as the Buffalo Sabres make additional picks in day two of the 2014 NHL Draft. We’ll continue to have full draft coverage here at Sabrenoise and across the Fansided network.