By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist

Ken Sutton of the Sabres

Taken in Round 5 in 1989

Other pick in that round: Western New Yorker Aaron Miller went 88th overall to the Rangers that draft year. The defenseman played 677 games in the NHL.

The details:  Sutton arrived in Buffalo in 1991 after almost two full years with Rochester. He was a regular defenseman for the Sabres for three years before he was traded to Edmonton. Ken didn’t stop playing until 2006, after playing three seasons in Germany.

Other 98s: Ken Priestlay played 117 games with the Sabres, but mostly bounced between Buffalo and Rochester. After playing for other organizations, he turned up in England to put in five productive seasons with Sheffield in England. Corey Louchiey spent three years as a reserve tackle with 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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