Sabres select Nick Crawford at #164

Written By Kris Baker on Saturday, June 21, 2008 | 6/21/2008

With their final pick in the NHL draft, the Sabres keep their OHL streak alive by taking Nick Crawford of the Saginaw Spirit in the 6th round. A 6'1, 190-pound defenseman, Crawford tallied four goals and 20 points this past season. The Caledon, ON native also chipped in with a goal and an assist in four playoff games. He makes good offensive decisions and can jump into the play, but his average skating ability limits some of those chances. For those wondering, he had zero fighting majors in 2007-08. Crawford was unranked by CSS entering the draft. With the pick, the Regier-era Sabres have now chosen a player from the OHL in every draft they've conducted.

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