Jeremiah Crowe has made a career out of scouting NHL talent, from his days with the U.S. National Team Development Program to his three seasons as a scout for the Buffalo Sabres.
When he envisioned one day running his own NHL Draft, he likely imagined himself seated on the floor of an arena. The fact that it happened instead from the KeyBank Center offices did not take away from the moment for Buffalo's director of scouting.
"The different environment didn't really change anything for me," Crowe said. "It was fun to partake in the process and, really, for our scouts' work to come to fruition was a good experience and a good one for the Sabres. We're happy with how it played out. It was a really good two days."
Crowe - who spearheaded the Sabres' pre-Draft scouting process along with director of analytics Jason Nightingale - met with the media Thursday to discuss each of the five selections that make up the Class of 2020. Here are the takeaways.