Sabres deal McNabb, picks for prospects

March 5, 2014 Updated Mar 5, 2014 at 3:16 PM EDT

By WKBW Internet


Sabres deal McNabb, picks for prospects

March 5, 2014 Updated Mar 5, 2014 at 3:16 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - The Buffalo Sabres have traded defenseman Brayden McNabb, forward Jonathan Parker and two 2nd round draft picks to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Hudson Fasching and Nicholas Deslauriers.

The draft picks, acquired by Buffalo in a trade with Los Angeles for Robyn Regehr at the 2013 NHL Trade Deadline, are for the 2014 and 2015 NHL Entry Drafts.

McNabb, who has spend a majority of his time in the AHL with the Rochester Americans, has played 37 games in the NHL with the Buffalo Sabres.

In return, the Sabres get prospects Hudson Fasching and Nicholas Deslauriers from the Kings.
Fasching (6’2”, 213 lbs., 7/28/95), was originally drafted by Los Angeles in the fourth round (118th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Currently playing for the University of Minnesota (Big Ten), Fasching ranks third on the team and seventh in the conference with 27 points (12+15) through 31 games in his freshman campaign. Prior to his career with the Golden Gophers, Fasching spent two seasons with the U.S. National Development Team (USHL), where he played in 62 games and tallied 32 points (11+21).

The 18-year old played on the U.S. World Junior team that won silver in Malmo, Sweden, where he tallied six assists in 7 games.

The 6'1", 230 pound Deslauriers was a 3rd round pick by the Kings in the 2009 draft. The 23-year-old defenseman turned winger has 39 points in 60 games with Manchester Monarchs of the AHL. The Quebec native played his first two AHL seasons with the Monarchs as a defenseman, tallying 37 points (5+32) in 128 games and leading Monarchs defensemen with 80 penalty minutes in 2012-13.

Parker, 22, played 11 games with the Rochester Americans this year before moving to the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL where he has 24 points in 27 games.

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