Sabres draft Mikhail Grigorenko 12th overall

The Buffalo Sabres had four top ranked forward fall to them in the first round, they took advantage of the situation to draft center Mikhail Grigorenko (who probably would have gone to Washington had Forsberg not fallen.

Grigorenko is a left shooting center listed at 6’3″, 200 lbs. He was born in Khabarovsk, Russia and there is some concern he may go to the KHL. His scouting report states that he’s a fast learner, good offensive awareness with a hard wrist and slap shot. He’s something of a gym rat off the ice and has the frame to add more size.

Defensively he’s not going to wow anyone and there are questions about his work ethic and drive.

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