By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist

Tim Regan of the Sabres

Taken in Round 7 in 1970

Other pick in the round: Terry Murray was taken by California at No. 88. He was much more famous as a coach than as a player, but he did play defense in 303 NHL games.

The details: Tim Regan played three years at Boston University and also toured with the U.S. Olympic team in 1972. Then it was on to the Sabres’ organization, as he played with Charlotte, Cincinnati and Hershey. Tim never played a game in the NHL.

Other 84s: It’s not a noteworthy group from our perspective. The Sabres took goalie John Bradley in the fourth round in 1987. After finishing college, Bradley played six games in Rochester and then bounced around the ECHL for four years. : Roy “Milam” Wall was a halfback from the University of North Carolina, where he was a reserve on the 1959 and 1960 teams. Roy was listed on the 1958 roster but didn’t seem to have any carries. Wall never did suit up for the Bills.

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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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