NHL Draft Week: What Sabres fans can expect over the next few days

Jun 21, 2019; Vancouver, BC, Canada; Ryan Johnson poses for a photo after being selected as the number thirty-one overall pick to the Buffalo Sabres in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 21, 2019; Vancouver, BC, Canada; Ryan Johnson poses for a photo after being selected as the number thirty-one overall pick to the Buffalo Sabres in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports /
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SECAUCUS, NEW JERSEY – OCTOBER 06: Signage during the first round of the 2020 National Hockey League (NHL) Draft at the NHL Network Studio on October 06, 2020 in Secaucus, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
SECAUCUS, NEW JERSEY – OCTOBER 06: Signage during the first round of the 2020 National Hockey League (NHL) Draft at the NHL Network Studio on October 06, 2020 in Secaucus, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /

The First Overall Pick

While the team has the top selection, it could be “the big picks” when all is said and done. Thanks to some trades during the 2020 season, the Sabres enter this years’ draft with 10 total selections. For now, the team has its No. 1 pick overall in the first round, two selections in the second round, two in the third, one in the fourth, one in the fifth, two in the sixth, and one in the seventh. That could all change due to the aforementioned trade scenarios.

Expect the team to take a premium player at No. 1 overall, that much you can count on. And between the bevy of picks, potential player moves, and the assertive approach of GM Kevyn Adams, the probability of the Sabres being active in making impactful moves are high. Don’t be surprised if the Sabres make some noise come draft night.

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Although it is the offseason, there will be plenty of action taking place around the league over the next few days. The Sabres have a very important next few days that could really shape the current rebuild that is taking place in Buffalo.