Sabres select Claude Lemieux’s son with first pick of Round 2

  • Marcus Burnan
via NHL.com

via NHL.com

The second day of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft is underway.  With the first pick of the second round, the Buffalo Sabres selected Brendan Lemieux – who is the son of long time NHL player Claude.  Lemieux Jr was taken with the 31st overall pick

Brendan Lemieux was the second forward taken by the Sabres in the draft after they selected Sam Reinhart with the second overall pick of the first round on Friday night.  Lemieux had a productive season for the Barrie Colts of the OHL, scoring 23 goals and 56 points.

The younger Lemieux has some big skates to fill when compared to his dad.  Lemieux the Senior is one of only ten players in NHL history who won the Stanley Cup with three different teams.

Claude Lemieux played for the Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Phoenix Coyotes before ending his career with the San Jose Sharks in 2009.  He was originally drafted by the Canadiens with the 26th overall pick of the 1983 NHL Draft.

No pressure, Brendan.

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