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The Buffalo Sabres are a professional hockey team that came into existence in 1970 and have participated in 38 National Hockey League Entry Drafts. The Sabres also made selections in six NHL Supplemental Drafts.
This list features every player drafted by the Sabres and his regular season stats for his career. All stats are current as of February 16, 2009. Players whose names appear in bold are on the current Sabres roster.
Buffalo's first draft pick was Gilbert Perreault, taken 1st overall in the 1970 NHL Entry Draft. Buffalo has selected first overall two times. Their second 1st overall pick was Pierre Turgeon in 1987. Eight picks have gone on to play over 1,000 NHL games: Dave Andreychuk, Phil Housley, Pierre Turgeon, Gilbert Perreault, Calle Johansson, Mike Ramsey, Craig Ramsay and Keith Carney. One player, Gilbert Perrault, has been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
1974: The 183rd pick of the draft was an invalid claim for the fictional player Taro Tsujimoto of the Tokyo Katanas. The pick stood as valid for several weeks until it was revealed that the player was made up.
1984: The 186th pick of the draft was an invalid claim for Eric Weinrich, who had yet to clear the minimum age restriction for eligible draftees. He was selected the following year by the New Jersey Devils.
- Draft history: Buffalo Sabres draft history. Buffalo Sabres Hockey Club. Retrieved on 2009-02-14.
- Player stats: Buffalo Sabres draft history. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2009-02-17.
- Player stats: Individual player profiles. Legends of Hockey. Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2009-02-15.
- ↑ 2005–06 Buffalo Sabres (NHL) player statistics. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2008-01-14.
- ↑ NHL Player Search -- Player -- Martin Biron. Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2008-01-16.
- ↑ 2007 NHL All-Star Game Rosters. ESPN. Retrieved on 2008-01-14.
- ↑ Alexander Mogilny's profile. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2008-01-11.
- ↑ Wayne Primeau's profile. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2008-01-11.
- ↑ 2001 NHL Entry Draft picks. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2008-01-11.
- ↑ Lindy Ruff's profile. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2008-01-11.
- ↑ Thomas Vanek's profile. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2008-01-11.
|Sabres||Franchise • Expansion Draft • Players • Coaches • GMs • Seasons • Broadcasters • Records • Draft picks|
|Culture/lore||"The French Connection" • Ted Darling • Rick Jeanneret • The Fog Game • No Goal • 2008 NHL Winter Classic • 2011 NHL Premiere • Taro Tsujimoto|
|Arenas||Buffalo Memorial Auditorium • First Niagara Center|
|Affiliates||Rochester Americans (AHL) • Gwinnett Gladiators (ECHL)|
|Owners||S. Knox and N. Knox • Rigas • Golisano and Quinn • Pegula|
|Other||Radio network • Buffalo Sabres Alumni Hockey Team • Buffalo Jr. Sabres|