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Brayden McNabb, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-4

Weight: 210

Born: 1991-1-21

Hometown: Davidson, Sask.

Drafted: 2009 by Buffalo Sabres, 66th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

March 2014 - Brayden McNabb was traded to the Los Angeles Kings on trade deadline day for prospect Hudson Fasching and defenseman Nicolas Deslauriers. The former 2009 3rd round selection played a dozen games with the Sabres going pointless and spent the majority of his time in Rochester with the AHL's Americans, where he registered seven goals and 28 points in 37 games. Brendan Ross

 


November 2013 - Well that didn't take long. Since the new hierarchy has taken over in Buffalo they have made several moves and one of them was recalling the youngster McNabb. McNabb has been a steadying presence on the Americans blueline playing a very dependable two-way game. He has stormed out of the gates with two goals ten assists through his first 15 games played. The hope is that McNabb can help improve the teams goals against as the Sabres currently sit tied for 28th in goals scored against and certainly will need to improve on that if they want to avoid alienating their fan base. Travis Watson

 

November 2013 - McNabb currently sits sixth in league scoring for defencemen in the AHL. He is off to a blistering start for the Americans with ten points already through eight games to date which means his 1.25ppg average is almost two times the pace he finished last season at 0.58 PPG. With the current situation in Buffalo and the lack of offense they are currently getting from the backend I wouldn't be surprised to see McNabb suiting up for the blue and gold at some point. In the meantime it is great to see one of the Sabres prospects making a big step forward and now we can just hope that he is able to continue this play as the season wears on and then takes advantage of his opportunity when given the chance. Travis Watson

 

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. Travis Watson

 

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.

 

Footage:

 

Sabres rookie, Brayden McNabb, throws the body on Caps veteran, Jason  Chimera on 11/26/2011:

 

 

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