Herd product a Buffalo star

Via: Sioux Falls Argus Leader

'Five seasons removed from his time in Sioux Falls, Vanek has quietly evolved into one of the league's elite players. Along with Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin and Washington's Alexander Ovechkin, Vanek represents a new wave of young talent entering the ranks of legitimate superstardom in the NHL — gifted youngsters with crisp playmaking skills and natural goal-scoring abilities.'