Pittsburgh, PA (WGR 550) -- The Buffalo Sabres have selected D Jake McCabe from the University of Wisconsin.
Here is TSN's Craig Button with analysis of McCabe: Jake is more of a defending type player but may be able to contribute a measure of offense in time because he has no hesitation in jumping into the play and trying to make a difference offensively. His skating base is decent but his agility and quickness will have to improve to be able to have success at the NHL level. He competes and plays a determined style of game but he doesn't possess a punishing aspect to his game or one that gets the attention of opponents and can keep them off balance. Without an improvement in his skating, he will find himself off balance and challenged vs. speed and in a quick pace. He has good sense and makes plays with the puck that are solid and safe. He isn't hesitant to try to initiate things with the puck but his game is defensive positioning and trying to make it challenging for opponents to get scoring chances. Has time to improve and there isn't any major drawback that indicates he can't improve.
McCabe scored 3 goals and 12 points for the University of Wisconsin last season.