Sabres select Rasmus Asplund with 33rd pick

‘Asplund says he will play one more year in Sweden before making his decision on coming over to North America.’

Sabres Select Cliff Pu with 69th Overall

‘Pu, the right handed centerman had 31 points in 63 regular season games for London last season but heated up in the playoffs posting 13 points in 18 games.’

Sabres Take Casey Fitzgerald with 86th Pick

‘The Sabres continued their second round action selecting Boston College d-man Casey Fitzgerald. In 2015-2016 for the Eagles, Fitzgerald scored 27 points in 39 games.’

Sabres Select Brett Murray with 99th Pick

‘Murray, the 6’4″ 216 pound winger will also be attending Penn State in 2017-2018 to play for the Nitanny Lions.’

Sabres take Defense Back-to-Back

‘With the 129th pick, the Sabres selected Swedish defenseman Philip Nyberg. Nyberg, a 6’3″ 19 year old will be attending the University of Wisconsin next season.’

Sabres Select Brandon Hagel 159th Overall

‘Hagel had 47 points in 72 games for the Rebels as a 17 year-old after two short stays with the Whitecourt Wolverines of the AJHL.’

Sabres Select Austin Osmanski/Vasily Glotov in 7th

‘The Sabres closed things up in the 2016 NHL Draft with back-to-back picks in the 7th round. With the 189th pick, the Sabres took a local kid from East Aurora Austin Osmanski. Osmanski played in the OHL for Mississauga last season with 1st round pick Alex Nylander. Osmanski had 10 points in 65 games for the Steelheads last season.’

Sabres’ Bylsma likes what the Sabres have done

‘There has been such an excitement downtown this week with all the events from the draft. It’s something that Bylsma has enjoyed, “I stepped out of the Hyatt yesterday and I think 12 years ago I stepped out on the same spot and looked down that street and what is out there now and what’s happening to our city is significantly different and vibe and the people and the excitement of hockey in Buffalo as well as the change in our city I think is pretty amazing.”’

Sabres acquire D Kulikov from Panthers

‘Kulikov, 25, is signed for one more season with a salary cap charge of $4.33 million. He can become an unrestricted free agent following the 2016-17 season.’

Sabres acquire defenseman Kulikov in trade with Panthers

‘Entering his eighth NHL season, Kulikov adds experienced depth to Buffalo’s young group of defensemen. And he has a left-handed shot, something Murray said was among his key offseason needs.’

Florida Panthers Acquire Mark Pysyk and 2016 Second Round Pick and Third Round Pick from Buffalo

‘Pysyk was originally selected by Buffalo in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.’

Panthers swap defensemen, trading Dmitry Kulikov to Sabres for Mark Pysyk on second day of draft

‘Kulikov, 25, was drafted by the Panthers with the 14th overall pick in 2009, and played seven seasons. He came into his own last year as he cut down on his turnovers and finished with a career-best plus-8 to go with one goal and 16 assists in 74 games. He was the last player remaining from the 2009-10 season or before then general manager Dale Tallon joined the franchise.’

Florida Panthers trade for Buffalo Sabres defenseman Mark Pysyk

‘In Pysyk, the Panthers are adding a puck-moving defenseman who was liked by the analytics community but never seemed to mesh with Sabres management.’

Sabres acquire defenseman Kulikov from Panthers

‘The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired defenseman Dmitry Kulikov and a second-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft (33rd overall) from the Florida Panthers in exchange for defenseman Mark Pysyk, a second-round pick in 2016 (38th overall) and a third-round pick in 2016 (89th overall).’

Oh, brother! Sabres take Nylander at No. 8, add more spice to Leafs rivalry

‘“Skill, skating, the whole package,” was Murray’s assessment. “You hear everybody in the league talking after Pittsburgh wins the Stanley Cup about speed and skill and that’s what we’ve been trying to do the last couple of years. We don’t have enough of it yet. We’ve made great strides, but to add a guy like him we think is a top-6 forward kind of fit into our blueprint.”’