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.

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Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey has been involved in almost every aspect of the local sports scene for the last 40 years. He worked for WEBR Radio, the Buffalo Sabres' public relations department and The Buffalo News during that time. In that time he covered virtually every aspect of the area's sports world, from high schools to the Bills and Sabres and everything in between. Along the way, Budd served as a play-by-play announcer for the Bisons, an analyst for the Stallions, and a talk-show host. He won the National Lacrosse League's Tom Borrelli Award as the media personality of the year in 2011, and was a finalist for that same award in 2017. Budd's seventh and eighth books, one on the Transcontinental Railroad and the other about Ichiro Suzuki, are scheduled to be released in the fall.

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