By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist
Kevin Sundher of the Sabres
Taken in Round 3 in 2010
Other picks in the round: The Sabres also took Matt MacKenzie, a defenseman from Calgary, in that round. Radko Gudas leads that round’s players with more than 500 NHL games to his credit.
The details: Yes, it’s the weakest number of the bunch. Sundher looked like he might develop into a good forward in junior hockey, but never even became established in two-plus years in Rochester. He mostly stayed in the Northeast after that (Elmira, Reading, Lehigh Valley), but did play in the Czech Republic later on.
Other 75s: Jeff Martin, a pick by the Sabres in 1997, is it. He had 40 goals in 65 games in junior hockey in 1997-98, but didn’t play as well a year later. It was on to college hockey instead of the pros, as he played at the University of Western Ontario for four seasons.
(Follow Budd on Twitter @WDX2BB)