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Kirby Dach a popular choice for Sabres in mock drafts

Here is a look at recent mock drafts and who they have the Buffalo Sabres selecting with the seventh overall pick:

Sammi Silber, NBC Sports

Alex Turcotte, C, USNDP

Another product of the USNT, Turcotte is the next best thing on the roster behind Hughes. He's an excellent two-way center that's strong on the puck and able to match the speed of his opponents, thanks in part to his skating and explosive play. He likes to move fast and play fast, which leads to confident, dynamic play that makes him one of the most skilled and exciting players to watch. Expect him to go to the Sabres at seventh, given his offensive ability and level of play that could put him in the NHL right out of camp.

Chris Ryan,

Cole Caufield, RW, USNDP

Caufield has the best shot in the draft, and if it wasn’t for his smaller 5 feet, 7 inch frame, he’d likely be in the conversation for the top pick. Still, he’s a strong scoring talent who could go in the top 10. The Sabres take him here at No. 7.

Guillaume Lepage,

Kirby Dach, C, Saskatoon (WHL)

Here is a big power forward who would strengthen the Sabres down the middle. Dach not only brings size but plays at a high speed and has good touch around the net.

Satchel Price, Chicago Sun-Times

Kirby Dach, C, Saskatoon (WHL)

Dach’s package of raw tools is tantalizing given he’s 6 feet, 4 inches with the skating to keep up in the modern NHL. The forward could be a stellar counterpoint to Jack Eichel, either as a winger beside him or as the No. 2 center.

Steve Kournianos, The Sporting News

Kirby Dach, C, Saskatoon (WHL)

A big-bodied playmaker with exceptional puck skills, Dach can turn just about any linemate into a scoring threat. Few players taller than 6 feet, 4 inches can find a way to be elusive within the tightness of the offensive zone, but Dach consistently spins and pivots away from pressure before threading the needle with an impressive setup.

Kevin Allen, USA TODAY Sports

Bowen Byram, D, Vancouver (WHL)

Best offensive defenseman in the draft. Plays with a swagger. Has generated 26 goals and 71 points in the Western Hockey League.

Darren Yourk, TSN

Alex Turcotte, C, USNDP

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