'Morrow, who stands 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds, will play hockey at Boston University in the fall. "The first 10 guys drafted have legit chances of playing right away," Morrow said. "The rest are prospects drafted on where they are going to be."'
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'"Clarke is a real good pick for Buffalo," Carriere said. "He's got a real good offensive instinct to him and he hates to give anything away, defensively. He takes a lot of pride in that."'
'"I think overall we would say we did a very good job," said Don Luce, Sabres director of player personnel. "We got the things we were looking for. We accomplished what we wanted to do."'
University of Minnesota forward Thomas Vanek, a three-year veteran of the United States Hockey League with Sioux Falls, was selected fifth overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the opening round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft this afternoon.
'He will meet with the Sabres' front office in the coming weeks to determine when he will turn professional, although the allure of more playing time and a shot at an NCAA three-peat with Minnesota is strong.'
'Although just 19 years old, the 6-foot-2, 208-pound Vanek was described by hockey analysts on ESPN2 as the best pure goal-scorer in the draft and one of few guys in the top five picks who is ready to play in the NHL next year.'