NHL Draft 2011: Colin Jacobs Selected By Buffalo Sabres In Fourth Round

With the 107th pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, the Buffalo Sabres have selected Colin Jacobs from the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL.

Jacobs is a center with decent size at 6'1'', 200lbs who didn't score a ton this season - 22 goals and 22 assists in 68 games - but has some decent offensive upside. Here's what NHL Central Scouting's B.J. McDonald has to say about him:

He gets better every game out. He pays attention to the defensive side at both ends of the rink. He helps out down low. He's learning to use his size much better and has good positioning. He's playing on a low-scoring team, but he's getting more effective offensive instincts each game. He's always around the puck, plays well in traffic and the corners. He's strong on the puck.

Buffalo continues to stock up on centers on Day 2 of the draft, and has three more picks to address any other positions they might feel like addressing.

Oh, and don't let the fact that this kid got into hockey thanks to Dallas' 1999 Stanley Cup Championship cloud you opinion of this pick. Or at least, try not to.

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