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Watch: Sabres GM Jason Botterill discusses NHL Draft

Posted at 1:45 PM, Jun 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-22 13:45:48-04

Jason Botterill isn't taking the bait. 

When meeting with reporters Friday morning, Botterill was asked if he was willing to divulge his plans with the No. 1 pick. He laughed, played it cool and smiled from ear to ear. 

"Hey, we've got a draft tonight." 

Jokes aside, he was quick to praise the Swedish sensation Rasmus Dahlin, who will likely be Sabres property before the clock strikes 8 p.m. 

"You watch him on the ice and you’re very impressed with his hockey sense, speed and puck skills," Botterill added. "I was very impressed with his self-assessment and what he needs to improve on.”

Among the other topics discussed, Botterill confirmed that the Sabres are parting ways with goaltender Robin Lehner and exploring options to jump back into the top 10. 

You can watch the full interview above!

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