NHL Draft 2014: Buffalo Sabres Select Maxwell Willman


After not having a pick in the fourth round of the NHL Draft, the Buffalo Sabres used their lone pick in the fifth round to select center Maxwell Willman of Williston-Northampton High School, MA.

Willman, 19, is a Brown University recruit, and that’s where he’ll be headed in the fall.

The Burnstable, Massachusetts native was ranked 116th overall by NHL Central Scouting heading into the draft after being ranked 177th in midterm rankings.

He’s listed as a center in some places, but other places as a left winger.

Last season, Willman had 44 points in 25 games, including 21 goals and 23 assists.

Next up for the Sabres, barring any trades, will be the first pick in the sixth round, followed by the first selection in the seventh and final round of the NHL Draft. Those are picks #151 and #181, respectively.

As the 2014 NHL Draft continues, here’s a few links for further reading for all you hockey fans out there:

First, get caught up on all the selections the Buffalo Sabres have made up to this point in the NHL Draft.

  • 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, along with Jhonas Enroth and Linus Ullmark.
  • In their second pick of the third round, the Sabres picked up defenseman Brycen Martin with pick #74.
  • 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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