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Despite not being able to grab another first-round pick, Murray was able to acquire some more first-round talents.
In Round 2, the Sabres were able to take Brendan Lemieux (pick No. 31) and Eric Cornel (pick No. 44), who both were ranked in NHL Central Scouting's top 30 North American skaters, with Cornel ranked at 25 and Lemieux at 28.
In Round 3, they were able to grab NHL Central Scouting's 26th-ranked North American skater in Brycen Martin at pick No. 74.
Lemieux has a bit of truculence in him but also has some offensive skill as well. He may never develop into a top-end offensive talent but should end up as a top-six forward, at least.
Cornel is a highly skilled centerman who likely projects as a wing in the long run. He is 6'2", 185 pounds, so his big body will help him in the NHL, as it did in the OHL, having improved his point total by almost 50 points between his rookie and sophomore seasons with Peterborough.
Martin is a solid two-way defenseman who will remind you more of Mark Pysyk than Erik Karlsson, but that's a positive for a Sabres team that has its high-end defensive prospects already. Martin is 6'3", so he will fit right in with Tyler Myers, Rasmus Ristolainen and Nikita Zadorov as well.