Sabres select Jordon Southorn at #104

The Sabres have again found decent value with the addition of D Jordon Southorn in the 4th round. A rangy player with good offensive upside, the Montreal native went 12-19-31 with 70 PIMs for PEI last season. At 6'2, 190-pounds, Southorn was considered by some to be a top-4 QMJHL defender heading into this draft primarily because of his "two-way" projection. Southorn advances the puck well, using both a crisp first pass and a style which makes him very comfortable carrying it. Coachable and dedicated, the lefty needs to gain a higher level of consistency. While not extremely physical, "Southy" will drop the mitts when necessary. He still needs to add to his defensive zone play, but overall we like the pick. He brings some leadership to the table, and his frame has quite a bit of potential.
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