The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired the rights to forward Jimmy Vesey from the Nashville Predators in exchange for a third-round pick, No. 76 overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft.
Vesey (6’2”, 201 lbs., 5/26/1993) recently completed his senior season at Harvard University (NCAA) where he won the 2016 Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s top player. During the 2015-16 campaign he paced all Crimson skaters and finished third in the ECAC with 46 points (24+22) in 33 games.
The North Reading, Massachusetts native finished his collegiate career with 144 points (80+64) in 128 games and was named ECAC player of the year after the 2014-15 season. Internationally, Vesey won a gold medal for Team USA at the 2013 World Junior Championship and took home a bronze medal as part of USA’s 2015 World Championship squad.