DALLAS -- The Carolina Hurricanes took Harvard-bound center Jack Drury with the sixth pick in the second round Saturday. You should know the name.
Drury is the son of former Harvard star and longtime NHLer Ted Drury. He's the nephew of former Sabres co-captain Chris Drury, now the assistant general manager of the New York Rangers.
The Chicago native had 24 goals and 65 points in 56 games last season for Waterloo (Iowa) of the USHL. He grew up on the Blackhawks' rise to prominence that followed the 2007 drafting of South Buffalo native Patrick Kane.
"When I was in Chicago, I enjoyed watching them so much," Drury said. "It was really cool. Those Cup runs to watch Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and how the sport exploded there. It showed how great hockey is."
Drury went No. 37 overall. He said he was greeted by numerous fans during his week in Buffalo for the NHL Scouting Combine. Was he wondering if the Sabres might take him at No. 32?
"It was cool. It showed Buffalo had a good fan base but I definitely want to create my own path and teams respected that. I believe in myself. Carolina believes in me too. I tried to stay in the moment and not put any specific type thoughts on any team and be ready for when my name was called."