Sabres add more offense in late rounds of the draft

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PHILADELPHIA, P.A. (WIVB) — The Sabres drafted another center in Maxwell Willman with their lone pick in the fifth round of the 2014 NHL Draft. In the fall, the 19-year-old will head to Brown University, where he will play hockey.

Willman spent a year at post-grad prep school, Williston-North Hampton, where he led the team with 44 points and 21 goals in 25 games.

In the sixth round with the 151st overall pick the Sabres chose forward Christopher Brown of the Cranbrook School. Brown is another young player with a strong hockey lineage. Brown’s father, Doug Brown, played nearly 1,000 NHL games, most of them with the Detroit Red Wings. Chris’ brother Patrick recently signed a contract with the Carolina Hurricanes. Brown, a Boston College recruit, plans to play with the Green Bay Gamblers of the USHL next season.

In the final round of the draft the Sabres chose RW Victor Olofsson, who most recently played with Modo Hockey of the Swedish Hockey league. This past season the right winger had 53 points with 32 goals and 21 assists in 44 gamees. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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