Fansided NHL Mock Draft Pick 12 – Buffalo Sabres


The Buffalo Sabres, by way of Sabre Noise, select defenseman Cody Ceci from the Ottawa 67′s of the OHL.

 

Tim from Sabre Noise explains his selection HERE

 

SenShot’s Take

With some disappointment that the Ottawa 67′s defenseman is heading to a division rival, as I was hoping he would somehow slip through to Ottawa at #15.  Ceci is the prospect that I have seen in person more than any other player, about 40 times live this season.  Ceci is the total package of smarts, ability and timing and he is a horse capable of playing 30 minutes per game or more in the OHL.  He has the size, shot and skating ability to be a top pairing defenseman in the NHL.  The only knock against Ceci is that he isn’t a “banger” and prefers to use body positioning and leverage to separate opposing players from the puck instead of delivering the big hit.  If that is the biggest problem with his game he will do just fine.  A great selection by the Sabres, although I don’t think come June 22nd that he will still be on the board at #12.  He should be a top 10 pick  in the real draft.

 

Previous Selections:

1.  EDM – Nail Yakupov, RW, SARNIA STING (OHL)

2. CBJ – Mikhail Grigorenko, C, QUEBEC REMPARTS (QMJHL)

3.  MTL – Alex Galchenyuk, C, SARNIA STING (OHL)

4. NYI – Ryan Murray, D, EVERETT SILVERTIPS (WHL)

5. TOR – Filip Forsberg, F, Leksands (SEL)

6. ANH – Matthew Dumba, D, RED DEER REBELS, WHL

7. MIN – Morgan Rielly, D, MOOSE JAW WARRIORS, WHL

8. CAR – Teuvo Teravainen, LW, JOKERIT, FIN

9. WPG – Griffin Reinhart, D, EDMONTON OIL KINGS, WHL

10. TBL – Zemgus Girgensons, C, DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS, USHL

11. WAS – Radek Faksa, C, KITCHENER RANGERS, OHL

 

On the clock with the #13 pick is the Dallas Stars and Blackout Dallas.

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