Brayden McNabb (D)
Buffalo Sabres’ third-round selection (66th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Signed a three-year, entry-level NHL contract with Buffalo on May 18, 2011.
2012-13: Completed his second season in Rochester earning career-highs in all offensive categories, including goals (5), assists (31), points (36) and penalty minutes (50) while appearing in 62 games… Led all Amerks defensemen and ranked 13th in scoring among AHL blueliners… His 31 assists were the seventh-most among league rearguards… Placed fifth overall on the team in points… Four of his five goals were scored on the power-play… Suffered a season-ending knee injury at Houston on 3/23… Skated in his 100th game as an Amerk at Binghamton on 3/09… Had a three-game point streak (1+6) from 3/02 to 3/08... Collected his second straight three-point game (1+2) against Abbotsford on 3/08… Picked up three assists at Lake Erie on 3/03… Skated a team-high 27:00 against Houston on 2/15… Assisted on a goal and was a team-high +4 at Abbotsford on 2/06… Had a four-game assist streak (0+7) from 1/21 to 2/02… Notched three assists in a 5-1 win over Toronto on 2/01… Registered an assist in the 2013 AHL All-Star Game, guiding the Western Conference All-Stars to a 7-6 win and a two-event sweep over the Eastern Conference All-Stars at the 2013 AHL All-Star Classic… Won the Hardest Shot event with a blast of 101.8 to help the Western Conference All-Stars defeat the Eastern Conference All-Stars 12-11 in the 2013 AHL All-Star Skills Competition… Earned an assist and a fighting major on his 22nd birthday against Hamilton on 1/21… Named to the Western Conference All-Star Team for the 2013 AHL All-Star Classic in Providence, RI… Scored a goal and was +2 against Hamilton on 1/11… Skated in his 100th professional game against Binghamton on 12/29… Posted his second consecutive two-assist game against Lake Erie on 12/28… Collected two points (0+2) against Lake Erie on 12/26… Had a three-game point streak (1+2) from 12/01 to 12/08… Had a four-game point streak (1+3) from 11/10 to 11/17… Assisted on a goal and was +2 at Syracuse on 11/10… Had a five-game assist streak (0+6) from 10/19 to 10/27… Assisted on a pair of goals in Rochester’s 8-7 win at Hershey on 10/20… Game was his 50th as an Amerk… Made his season debut against Syracuse on 10/12
2011-12: Earned three NHL recalls to the Buffalo Sabres, where he recorded eight points on one goal and seven assists in 25 games with the big club… Completed his rookie season collecting 30 points (5+25) in 45 games with Rochester to finish second among team defensemen in scoring… Led all Amerks blueliners with a +15 on-ice rating… His nine power-play points (1+8) ranked fifth among all Rochester skaters… Appeared in all three postseason contests, registering one assist… Recorded his first professional postseason point with an assist in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Toronto on 4/21… Made his Amerks playoff debut in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Toronto on 4/19… Collected an assist and finished +3 against Binghamton on 3/10… Had a four-game point streak (2+3) from 2/25 to 3/04… Had a three-game assist streak (0+7) from 2/04 to 2/10, a stretch that also featured three consecutive multi-point outings… Notched two assists and was +3 at Syracuse on 2/04… Registered an assist and was +2 in his first game back with the Amerks against Abbotsford on 2/02… Named to the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic in Atlantic City, NJ, serving as Rochester’s lone representative but was unable to play due to NHL recall… Recorded his first-career NHL multi-point game with a pair of assists against Edmonton on 1/03… Scored his first NHL goal against Tomas Vokoun in Buffalo’s 4-2 win over the Washington Capitals on 12/26… Skated 20:19 at Nashville on 12/03… Logged 13:42 of ice time and finished with two shots on goal in his NHL debut against the Washington Capitals on 11/26 (a 5-1 win for the Buffalo Sabres)… Earned his first-career NHL recall from the Buffalo Sabres on 11/26… Notched two assists and was +2 at Toronto on 11/19… Scored his first professional goal 56 seconds into overtime to lift Rochester to a 6-5 win over Syracuse on 11/06… Registered his first pro point and multi-point game (0+2) and was +3 against Grand Rapids on 10/16… Made his pro/AHL debut at Hamilton on 10/08… 2010-11: Finished the postseason with a team-high 27 points (3+24) for Kootenay (WHL), making him the league’s top scoring defenseman in the 2011 WHL Playoffs and good enough for second-most among WHL scoring leaders… Captained the Kootenay Ice to the Ed Chynoweth Cup (WHL Championship), their first since 2001-02 and third league championship in 12 years, and a berth in the 2011 Memorial Cup… Kootenay would eventually fall in the Memorial Cup Semifinals… In his fifth season with Kootenay, registered his most productive year of junior hockey while capturing career-highs in goals (21), assists (51), points (72) and plus/minus rating (plus-25) in just 59 games… Finished the regular season as Kootenay’s top performing blueliner and third among league rearguards in overall point production… Ranked 19th in the WHL in assists and averaged 1.22 points per game to place fifth among Ice skaters in scoring… Named to his second straight WHL All-Star game and selected to the Eastern Conference First All-Star Team… 2009-10: Assisted on four goals in six playoff appearances… Led Kootenay defensemen in scoring with 57 points (17+40), finishing sixth amongst league leaders at his position… Was a special teams extraordinaire, scoring 11 of his 17 goals on the power-play and recording 23 assists on the man-advantage (16th in WHL) to rank second on the team in both categories… Led the Ice with 121 penalty minutes… Earned his first appearance at the WHL All-Star Game and received further recognition as a member of the Eastern Conference First All-Star Team… 2008-09: Recorded five helpers in four postseason contests… His sophomore season saw him play a more defense-focused role, but did still contribute offensively with 36 points (10+26) and a career-high 140 PIM… Finished the regular season second among team defenseman in scoring… Named to the CHL Top Prospects Game for Team Orr, notching three assists for the squad and a plus-three rating… 2007-08: Notched one assist in 10 WHL Playoff games… Completed his rookie season with just 11 points (2+9) and 63 PIM in 65 games with Kootenay… 2006-07: Made his debut with the Kootenay Ice in the final three games of the regular season… INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Invited to take part in Canada’s 2011 National Junior Team selection camp… Represented Canada at the 2009 Under-18 World Championships… Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament