2012 NHL Draft: Possible Sabres Rd 1 Picks?

Sabres' first round pick from the 2011 NHL Entry Draft Joel Armia, seen here celebrating his second period goal against Team Sweden during the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championship semifinal game in Calgary. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

With the 2012 NHL Entry Draft on June 22-23, this is a good time to start throwing some names out there that have been linked with the Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres will have two picks in the first round - they pick at #12 and have Nashville's pick as well, which could be #20-21, depending on who wins the Rangers-Capitals series.

Here is a list of players that could be available when the Sabres pick (barring any trades upwards), feel free to add any others that you have read or heard about. Once we have a comprehensive list we'll try to compile some bios on these players and see where they would fit into the Sabres' system.

Griffin Reinhart, 6'3" 200lbs, D, Edmonton (WHL)

Tomas Hertl, 6'2" 198lbs, RW, Slavia (Cze)

Teuvo Teravainen, 5'10" 161lbs, LW, Jokerit (Fin)

Hampus Lindholm, 6'1" 198lbs, D, Rogle (Swe)

Radek Faksa, 6'3" 202lbs, C, Kitchener (OHL)

Stefan Matteau, 6'1" 207lbs, LW, USNDTP (USHL)

Sebastian Collberg, 5'11" 174lbs, RW, Frolunda (Swe)

Brendan Gaunce, 6'2" 205lbs, C, Belleville (OHL)

Phillip Di Giuseppe, 6'1" 200lbs, LW, Michigan (CCHA)

Slater Koekkoek, 6'2" 183lbs, D, Peterborough (OHL)

Martin Frk, 6'0" 200lbs, RW, Halifax (QMJHL)

Olli Maatta, 6'2" 202lbs, D, London (OHL)

Colton Sissons, 6'1" 190lbs, RW, Kelowna (WHL)

Cody Ceci, 6'2" 203lbs, D, Ottawa (OHL)

Derrick Pouliot, 6'0" 181lbs, D, Portland (WHL)

Oscar Dansk, 6'2" 185lbs, G, Brynas Jr (Swe-Jr)

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