Round 1 – 23rd overall
Buffalo Sabres – Mark Pysyk
6′ 1″, 174 lbs – Defenseman, Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
Mark Pysyk is a great skater, a great player with all of the “tools” to be truly special but he hasn’t exactly reached that point yet. Some feel that he just doesn’t have the mental make up to take his game to the next level and mentally match up to his physical abilities.
At #23 however, Pysyk was a steal for the Sabres who were able to nab one of the top defensemen in the draft and one of the top ranked skaters in North America.