Buffalo Sabres draft Giorgio Estephan with pick 152
Tim Murray finally picks someone other than a defenseman, as the Sabres take a playmaking center in the sixth round.
With the 152nd pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, the Buffalo Sabres have selected Giorgio Estephan, center from the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the WHL.
The right handed Estephan stands 6'0'', 188lbs, and put up some nice numbers in Lethbridge to the tune of 23-28-51 in 63 games this season. He had an extremely strong end to the year - after scoring just four points in his first 21 games, he put up 47 points in his final 42 contests.
The Sabres stay in the WHL and take C Giorgio Estephan (6-0, 180) with the 152nd pick. Smooth, slick playmaker out of Lethbridge. 23-28-51— Kris Baker (@SabresProspects) June 27, 2015
Here's what the scouts have to say
A slippery offensive center with tons of skill and offensive prowess. When he is confident with the puck, he can pull off moves that open up a lot of time and space for himself and teammates. Can create a lot of dangerous chances through utilizing his smooth skating and knowledge of the offensive end. Continues to get better in his own end, defensively and physically. All-in-all, a smart, hard-working center that continues to improve in all areas, game by game, and is not far off from becoming a complete, well-rounded hockey player that can dominate offensively.
BUF goes back to the WHL for super-skilled Giorgio Estephan of LETH. Skating isn't pretty but he makes plays. pic.twitter.com/AN0Wk0PJFC— Cody Nickolet (@DubFromAbove) June 27, 2015