'Kaleta is a RW who scored 14 goals and 14 assists with Peterborough in the OHL. He patterns his game just like Peca, never turns down the hit.'
Archives for June 28, 2004
HSBC Arena was buzzing with excitement on Saturday but not only for the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Hundreds of fans from the Western New York and Southern Ontario areas flocked to downtown Buffalo for the Sabres first-ever Draft Party and the largest sale in the Sabres’ store history.
General Manager Darcy Regier stated earlier in the week that the team was looking to acquire a young defenseman with their first overall selection. When it was the Sabres' pick, the organization could not pass up University of North Dakota right wing Drew Stafford.
'"It's a dream come true," Kaleta said. "I grew up my whole life idolizing the Sabres and watching them."'
'"He's on the fence," said Steve Bartlett, the Rochester-based player representative who is assisting the Vaneks. "I think he would certainly look at the next challenge."'