2015 NHL Draft: Buffalo Sabres select Jack Eichel

Jack Eichel Sabres
Jack Eichel is sure to be a major player for the Sabres for years to come. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

The Buffalo Sabres have selected Jack Eichel of Boston University with the second overall selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Though Connor McDavid was the clear number one pick in this year’s draft, Eichel’s talent level shouldn’t be overlooked. To many, he would be the number one pick in almost any of the recent drafts.

As a freshman at Boston University, Eichel scored 71 points in 40 games, winning the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s top player. He also lead his team to the NCAA Championship against Providence. There’s no doubt that the Sabres are getting a player that will blossom into a star sooner rather than later.

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After trading away the 21st overall pick to the Ottawa Senators for goaltender Robin Lehner and center David Legwand, the Sabres have six picks remaining in this year’s draft, including two picks in the second round. That being said, general manager Tim Murray is known to make deals, which could ultimately see one or more of those six picks dealt to another team.

For more on the 2015 NHL Draft, be sure to follow The Hockey Writers’ live draft tracker throughout the night.