Sabres select Devante Stephens in the fifth round with pick 122

Buffalo added the Rockets' Rookie of the Year with their fifth round pick.

The Sabres spotted a hole in their prospect pool, and they have certainly done everything they can do to address it. Buffalo selected defenseman Devante Stephens from the Kelowna Rockets in the fifth round, the third blue liner taken by the team today.

Stephens, 6'1" and 171 lbs. scored four goals and seven assists in 64 games in his first season in Kelowna. He was chosen as the Rockets Rookie of the Year as well as Most Improved Players, and won the WHL Championship. He was ranked #116 among North American prospects by Central Scouting Services.