Brayden McNabb (D)
Buffalo Sabresâ€™ 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 gamesâ€¦ Led all Amerks defensemen and ranked 13th in scoring among AHL bluelinersâ€¦ His 31 assists were the seventh-most among league rearguardsâ€¦ Placed fifth overall on the team in pointsâ€¦ Four of his five goals were scored on the power-playâ€¦ Suffered a season-ending knee injury at Houston on 3/23â€¦ Skated in his 100th game as an Amerk at Binghamton on 3/09â€¦ 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 3/08â€¦ Picked up three assists at Lake Erie on 3/03â€¦ Skated a team-high 27:00 against Houston on 2/15â€¦ Assisted on a goal and was a team-high +4 at Abbotsford on 2/06â€¦ Had a four-game assist streak (0+7) from 1/21 to 2/02â€¦ Notched three assists in a 5-1 win over Toronto on 2/01â€¦ 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 Classicâ€¦ 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 Competitionâ€¦ Earned an assist and a fighting major on his 22nd birthday against Hamilton on 1/21â€¦ Named to the Western Conference All-Star Team for the 2013 AHL All-Star Classic in Providence, RIâ€¦ Scored a goal and was +2 against Hamilton on 1/11â€¦ Skated in his 100th professional game against Binghamton on 12/29â€¦ Posted his second consecutive two-assist game against Lake Erie on 12/28â€¦ Collected two points (0+2) against Lake Erie on 12/26â€¦ Had a three-game point streak (1+2) from 12/01 to 12/08â€¦ Had a four-game point streak (1+3) from 11/10 to 11/17â€¦ Assisted on a goal and was +2 at Syracuse on 11/10â€¦ Had a five-game assist streak (0+6) from 10/19 to 10/27â€¦ Assisted on a pair of goals in Rochesterâ€™s 8-7 win at Hershey on 10/20â€¦ Game was his 50th as an Amerkâ€¦ 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 clubâ€¦ Completed his rookie season collecting 30 points (5+25) in 45 games with Rochester to finish second among team defensemen in scoringâ€¦ Led all Amerks blueliners with a +15 on-ice ratingâ€¦ His nine power-play points (1+8) ranked fifth among all Rochester skatersâ€¦ Appeared in all three postseason contests, registering one assistâ€¦ Recorded his first professional postseason point with an assist in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Toronto on 4/21â€¦ Made his Amerks playoff debut in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Toronto on 4/19â€¦ Collected an assist and finished +3 against Binghamton on 3/10â€¦ Had a four-game point streak (2+3) from 2/25 to 3/04â€¦ Had a three-game assist streak (0+7) from 2/04 to 2/10, a stretch that also featured three consecutive multi-point outingsâ€¦ Notched two assists and was +3 at Syracuse on 2/04â€¦ Registered an assist and was +2 in his first game back with the Amerks against Abbotsford on 2/02â€¦ Named to the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic in Atlantic City, NJ, serving as Rochesterâ€™s lone representative but was unable to play due to NHL recallâ€¦ Recorded his first-career NHL multi-point game with a pair of assists against Edmonton on 1/03â€¦ Scored his first NHL goal against Tomas Vokoun in Buffaloâ€™s 4-2 win over the Washington Capitals on 12/26â€¦ Skated 20:19 at Nashville on 12/03â€¦ 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)â€¦ Earned his first-career NHL recall from the Buffalo Sabres on 11/26â€¦ Notched two assists and was +2 at Toronto on 11/19â€¦ Scored his first professional goal 56 seconds into overtime to lift Rochester to a 6-5 win over Syracuse on 11/06â€¦ Registered his first pro point and multi-point game (0+2) and was +3 against Grand Rapids on 10/16â€¦ Made his pro/AHL debut at Hamilton on 10/08â€¦ 2010-11: Finished the postseason with a team-high 27 points (3+24) for Kootenay (WHL), making him the leagueâ€™s top scoring defenseman in the 2011 WHL Playoffs and good enough for second-most among WHL scoring leadersâ€¦ 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 Cupâ€¦ Kootenay would eventually fall in the Memorial Cup Semifinalsâ€¦ 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 gamesâ€¦ Finished the regular season as Kootenayâ€™s top performing blueliner and third among league rearguards in overall point productionâ€¦ Ranked 19th in the WHL in assists and averaged 1.22 points per game to place fifth among Ice skaters in scoringâ€¦ Named to his second straight WHL All-Star game and selected to the Eastern Conference First All-Star Teamâ€¦ 2009-10: Assisted on four goals in six playoff appearancesâ€¦ Led Kootenay defensemen in scoring with 57 points (17+40), finishing sixth amongst league leaders at his positionâ€¦ 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 categoriesâ€¦ Led the Ice with 121 penalty minutesâ€¦ Earned his first appearance at the WHL All-Star Game and received further recognition as a member of the Eastern Conference First All-Star Teamâ€¦ 2008-09: Recorded five helpers in four postseason contestsâ€¦ 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 PIMâ€¦ Finished the regular season second among team defenseman in scoringâ€¦ Named to the CHL Top Prospects Game for Team Orr, notching three assists for the squad and a plus-three ratingâ€¦ 2007-08: Notched one assist in 10 WHL Playoff gamesâ€¦ Completed his rookie season with just 11 points (2+9) and 63 PIM in 65 games with Kootenayâ€¦ 2006-07: Made his debut with the Kootenay Ice in the final three games of the regular seasonâ€¦ INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Invited to take part in Canadaâ€™s 2011 National Junior Team selection campâ€¦ Represented Canada at the 2009 Under-18 World Championshipsâ€¦ Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament