The Buffalo Sabres have now completed their trio of picks in the second round of the NHL Draft. After selecting Brendan Lemieux with the 31st overall pick and Eric Cornel with the 44th overall selection, the Sabres chose Vaclav Karabacek with the 49th overall pick.
Karabacek, 18, is a Czech native who spent this season with the Gatineau Olympiques of the QMJHL.
The winger had 47 points in 65 games with Gatineau, including 21 goals and 26 assists. He also had 40 penalty minutes and finished the regular season as a plus-4.
Karabacek also had 12 points in nine playoff games with the Olympiques, putting up six goals, six assists and 10 penalty minutes in the postseason. He was ranked 41st overall by NHL Central Scouting in their final rankings.
This should wrap up the second round for the Sabres, who were the lone team to carry three picks in the second round of the 2014 NHL Draft earlier this morning.
Are you happy with the selections that Buffalo Sabres GM Tim Murray made in the second round of the 2014 NHL Draft?
This morning could have turned out quite differently if Tim Murray had been successful in his attempt to trade away all three second-rounders in exchange for an additional first round pick last night in round one.
Instead of walking away with a second first-round pick, the Sabres come out of this with a trio of new players and plenty more to come today as the NHL Draft continues at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
Next up for the Sabres is pick #61, the first pick in the third round, as well as 74th overall.
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.