Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Buffalo Sabres 1983 Entry Draft

The Class of 1983 for the Buffalo Sabres

From left 
1st pick and 5th overall Tom Barrasso, John Tucker, GMScotty Bowman,  2nd pick and 10th overall Normand Lacombe and 11th overall Adam Creighton.

Tom Barrasso would start in net for the Sabres in 1983-84 and was the only goalie to ever play in the NHL direct from High school without playing in the major juniors, college or some other form of professional hockey.  He would win the the Calder Trophy as NHL Rookie of the Year and the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender for 1983-84 with a record of 26-12-3 and a 2.84 GAA.
In 1985 he would win the Jennings Trophy for the team with the  fewest goals allowed (he shared with backup Bob Sauve) with 144.

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