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Sabres Draft Two Tylers In First Round

9:34 AM, Jun 21, 2008   |    comments
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In the first round of the NHL Entry draft the Buffalo Sabres made one trade, but still wound up with two draft choices in the round. They used both picks to select two players named Tyler. They traded with the LA Kings to draft the first Tyler. The Sabres moved from 13th to 12th to get 6'7" defenseman Tyler Myers. Myers was born in Houston, Texas, but moved to Western Canada when he was ten years old. Myers is young, just 17, and weighs in at 204 pounds. Myers tries to keep his game as simple as possible. He patterns it after Chris Pronger. He played for Kelowna of the WHL. He is likened to Bruins defenseman Zdeno Charra. With the 26th pick in the first round the Sabres drafted another Tyler, but he's a center and much smaller than the first round selection. Tyler Ennis is 5'9" and 146 pounds. The 18 year old is the kind of player Sabres fans love. He patterns his game after Daniel Briere and Martin St. Louis, small guys with skill, drive and passion. He played for Medicine Hat of the WHL and had 15 power play goals and was four for five on shootout attempts. The Sabres used the pick acquired in the Brian Campbell trade with San Jose to select Ennis. The Sabres have five more draft picks in rounds two through six.

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