Hockey’s Future does a pretty good job of evaluating prospects and what’s expected of them as they begin their professional careers. Â Any die hard has probably disagreed with their assessment at one time or another but overall they’re a great place to start when learning about a player. Most of these players we’ll see in a Rochester Americans jersey in the years ahead so it’s never too early to learn about our future as well.
Hockey’s Future wrote:
By taking FinnÂ Joel ArmiaÂ in the first round, the Sabres ended a four season streak of only picking North Americans in the draft. In addition they addressed the biggest hole in their depth chart by selecting three centers out of the six picks they had in 2011. Defensive-defenseman and Buffalo productÂ Alex LepkowskiÂ represents the only rearguard selected by the Sabres andÂ WHLÂ Championship MVPÂ Nathan LieuwenÂ was the first goalie selected by the club since 2009.
Click the link below to continue reading about Joel Armia, Daeniel Catenacci, Collin Jacobs, Alex Lepkowski, Nathan Lieuwen, and Brad Navin..