Pittsburgh, PA (WGR 550) -- The Buffalo Sabres selected a fourth centerman out of five draft picks by taking Logan Nelson with the 133rd overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft. The team’s fifth round selection spent last season with the Victoria Royals of the Western Hockey League.
The Rogers, MN product is the second American born player taken by the team on the second day of the draft. In 71 games with the Royals, Nelson racked up 62 points (23G, 39A) from the center position. He also added 4A in as many games in the WHL playoffs. Nelson also played in Des Moines in the 2011-12 season, where he skated in 41 games.
Prior to Nelson being selected Buffalo took centers Mikhail Grigorenko (12th overall, 1st round), Zemgus Girgensons (14th overall, 1st round) and Justin Kea (73rd overall, 3rd Round). The team also holds the 163rd overall pick in the 6th Round, and 193rd overall and 204th overall in the 7th Round.