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NHL Draft 2014: Buffalo Sabres Select Jonas Johansson

The Buffalo Sabres have made their first of two selections in round three of the 2014 NHL Draft, picking up goaltender Jonas Johansson of Brynas, Jr. of the Swedish Jr. league. This pick was the first of Buffalo’s two third-round selections and marks the Sabres’ first pick of the 2014 NHL Draft that isn’t coming out of one of the Canadian Hockey Leagues.

Johansson was ranked second of the European goaltenders by NHL Central Scouting in their final rankings. Johansson, 18, is a Gavle, Sweden native who appeared in four games with Brynas IF Gavle this season.

He went 2-2 in that stretch, played 243 minutes and had a 2.96 GAA and .914 save percentage, stopping 128 of 140 shots faced.

This is the fifth pick of the 2014 NHL Draft for the Sabres, who also selected Brendan Lemieux, Eric Cornel and Vaclav Karabacek today, all in the second round, after picking up Sam Reinhart last night in the first round.

Next up for the Sabres is pick #74, also in the third round.

As it stands right now, Buffalo does not hold a pick in the fourth round of the 2014 NHL Draft.

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:

  • 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.

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