|Written by Russ Bitely|
January 2012 - Sabres prospect defenseman Brayden McNabb of the Rochester Americans became the fifth player in the Skills Competition’s 18-year history to crack triple digits in the CCM Hardest Shot contest, winning the event with a blast of 101.8 miles per hour. Brendan Ross
February 2012 – McNabb played four seasons in the WHL with Kootenay Ice. Made great development as began CHL career as a PIM leader, but later blossomed into an offensive D-man as well leading his team with 51 assists in 2010-11 campaign along with 21 goals. Hoping to show his all-around game at the next level has already gotten a taste of the NHL with Sabres in his rookie year. Weak skating stride might hinder his potential to a top four defensemen.
Fantasy Outlook: C+
McNabb is developing into a two-way defenseman who shows promise at the blue line to produce like he did at the junior level.
Sabres rookie, Brayden McNabb, throws the body on Caps veteran, Jason Chimera on 11/26/2011:
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Scouting Report: Looking for that dark horse d-man who could be the next Shea Weber? Look no further than Brayden McNabb. The same height, about the same weight, and every bit just as imposing physically, McNabb had a remarkable year for a player many have pegged as simply a rough-and-tumble stay at home defenseman. While McNabb does have mobility issues over longer distances and isn't the most skilled, he's a decent enough skater in- zone. A lack of fancy puck skills doesn't hurt him, either; he knows where to put it, who to get it to and when to shoot. Altogether, it's an enticing package that both real and fantasy GMs will be hard-pressed to pass up. Notable Numbers: Still think the Weber comparison is out to lunch? Look at his 18/19-year-old year: 60 GP, 12- 20-32, 126 PIM. Look similar?
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