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Sabres draft Casey Fitzgerald with the 86th pick

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Posted at 12:00 PM, Jun 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-26 08:55:57-04

With the 86th overall pick the Buffalo Sabres selected Casey Fitzgerald in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Fitzgerald is a defender and will be a sophomore for the Boston College Eagles this upcoming season.

He led all defensemen in scoring as a freshman and was tied for the team lead with a +27 rating. He had 4 goals and 23 assists last season.

He was also the 11th highest-scoring defenseman in college hockey.

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

"Fitzgerald does pretty much everything quick on the ice, from his skating to his puckhandling. He’ll also step up quick and throw hits on bigger players, which gets back to that scrappy factor."