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Sabres draft Brandon Hagel with the 159th pick

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Posted at 1:36 PM, Jun 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-26 08:57:20-04

With the 159th overall pick the Buffalo Sabres selected Brandon Hagel in the 2016 NHL Draft.

The LW played for the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL last season.

Hagel ranked #104 among N. American skaters by NHL Central Scouting. He had 13 goals and 34 assists in his first season in the WHL. 

Here is what The Hockey News had to say about Fitzgerald:

"After joining the Rebels shortly after the beginning of the season, Hagel quickly and quietly adapted to the Western Hockey League and became a really important complementary piece for the club. While he does boast a solid, well-rounded game, his most impressive attribute is his work ethic. Simply put, Hagel is like the Energizer Bunny. Ranked 104th among North American skaters by Central Scouting, Hagel is a tireless worker and a really tenacious forechecker. He is dogged in his puck pursuit and his competitiveness, and it's really only his wiry frame that's holding him back."