Buffalo Sabres Draft Picks: Top Pick From Each Round

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Oct 4, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; A general view of the pre-game light show for the game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Ottawa Senators at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

According to the Buffalo Sabres Wikipedia page regarding draft picks, for what it is worth, the Buffalo Sabres have since their inception into the participated in 42 NHL Entry Drafts and 6 supplemental drafts as a member of the National Hockey League.

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That amounts to 448 draft picks in the history of the franchise.  Buffalo has drafted nineteen players in the history of the franchise that have gone on to play for teams that have won the Stanley Cup.  They also have two invalid claims – one that has been stricken from official records, but is a great feel good story for its fans.

While the modern draft is only seven rounds long – the draft was once 12 rounds – a tedious affair.  Here are the top picks in each round of the NHL Entry Draft for the Buffalo Sabres, twelve hockey players that have helped the Buffalo Sabres in one way or another do anything but win the Stanley Cup.

Retired numbers, storied careers, championship rings, and All Star Appearances, but who makes the list as the top draft pick in each round?

Will a 2015 draft selection help bring home the Stanley Cup or make a huge impact on the team?  Here are the top draft picks for each round, click forward and let me know if you agree or disagree with my selections.

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