The NHL needed to wait for the Stanley Cup finals to end before officially releasing the draft order. The list is out. Colorado is set to kick things off with the first overall pick Sunday in New Jersey, and the Cup champs in Chicago are scheduled to end the proceedings with selection No. 211.
The Sabres hold 10 picks. They have two selections in each of the first two rounds (Nos. 8, 16, 38 and 52), three picks in the fifth round (129, 130 and 143) and one pick each in rounds three (69), six (159) and seven (189). They do not have a fourth-round pick.
The Sabres won only 21 games last season. They’ve picked nine as their best and will re-broadcast them on MSG.
The two-hour, condensed broadcasts begin at 8 p.m. Monday and will run every week through Aug. 26 on MSG. The games, in order of airing, are: Tampa Bay (played Feb. 26), Florida (Feb. 28), New Jersey (March 2), New York Rangers (March 12), Montreal (March 19), Toronto (March 21), Montreal (March 23), Pittsburgh (April 23) and New York Islanders (April 26).