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Sabres Daily: Panocha Picked; Canadiens Comings/Goings



The Buffalo Sabres made eight picks at the 2023 NHL Draft in Nashville last week. With their final selection, the Sabres took German defenseman Norwin Panocha in the 7th Round.  The 6’1″, 185 lb. blueliner played at two levels in the German League last season and scored two goals for Germany at the 2023 U-18 World Juniors.

Panocha was expected to play in Germany again this season, but he was selected 32nd overall in the CHL Import Draft by the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

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Canadiens Comings And Goings

In keeping track of the transactions of the Sabres Atlantic Division rivals, the Montreal Canadiens are still in the midst of a rebuild, accumulating future core pieces like 2022 top overall pick Juraj Slafkovsky, Nick Suzuki, and Cole Caufield.


Jonathan Drouin (signed as a free agent with Colorado)

Joel Edmundson (traded to Washington)

Denis Gurianov (non-tender restricted free agent)



Alex Newhook (acquired from Colorado in a trade)

Lias Andersson (signed as a free agent)


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