Saturday, June 28, 2014

Brycen Martin comes to Buffalo at #74

Thought of as a first-round pick entering the season, Brycen Martin arrives in Buffalo at pick #74 in the third round of the 2014 draft. Martin has good size and mobility, and makes excellent passes out of the zone. He's comfortable skating with the puck, and he has the ability to produce when the play flows up ice. On top of it all, Martin (6'2", 185 lbs., 5/9/96) has the recovery skills and high panic threshold against the forecheck that allows him to limit his errors. The big lefty played in all 72 games for the Broncos last season, compiling six goals and 37 points along with 42 PIM. Even if the offensive instincts do not translate, there is enough stay-at-home sense in his game to make this a great value grab in the middle of the draft.