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Meet Sabres prospect Max Willman

Current Team: Brown

Position: C/LW

Age: 21

Height: 6-foot-0

Weight: 190 lbs.

Stats: Three goals, 11 points in 29 NCAA games

Drafted: Fifth round (121st overall) in the 2014 draft by Buffalo

Resume: Max Willman is trying to bulk up this summer. He's spent the whole offseason working with the training staff at Brown, only taking a break to attend Development Camp.

"I'm still just improving in strength and size in the weight room," Willman said. "I'm definitely taking it more seriously this summer."

Willman took a step forward in the offensive department his sophomore year at Brown despite the Bears going 8-20-3. He increased his scoring output by eight points from his freshman season, finishing seventh on the team in points.

"Each year I'm getting better and better," Willman said. "Hopefully that continues my junior year."

How would you describe your game?

"I play fast. I play responsibly. I take care of my own end when I'm in there. I just try and push the pace off the rush and try and use my speed the best I can."

What player do you model your game after?

"I try and kind of pick from different guys. I just tailor it to my own game."

What is your greatest hockey accomplishment?

"Definitely getting drafted. I think that was a big thing. It kind of came out of left field coming out of public school. In high school hockey it doesn't really happen too often."

What are your goals for this season?

"I definitely want to be a captain at school. Being a junior, it's time to step up and be a leader on and off the ice, as well as just win more games. We had a tough year my sophomore year. We're looking to improve on that as a team."

Why do you wear No. 10?

"My dad wore 10 growing up through high school. He still wears it playing men's league. I was lucky enough that it was available when I came in my freshman year."

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