Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier has announced that the team has traded forward Thomas Vanek to the New York Islanders in exchange for forward Matt Moulson, the Islanders’ first-round draft selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft and the Islanders’ second-round selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

With tonight’s trade, the Sabres will now have a combined 17 first- and second-round picks over a four-year span from 2012-2015 – the most in the 43-year history of the Sabres’ franchise.

The picks breakdown as follows:

1st round: Mikhail Grigorenko (12th overall), Zemgus Girgensons (14th)
2nd round: Jake McCabe (44th overall)

1st round: Rasmus Ristolainen (8th), Nikita Zadorov (16th)
2nd round: J.T. Compher (35th), Connor Hurley (38th), Justin Bailey (52nd)

1st round: 2 picks (own, NYI- Vanek trade)
2nd round: 3 picks (own, MINN- Pominville trade, LA- Regehr trade)

1st round: 1 pick (own)
2nd round: 3 picks (own, LA- Regehr trade, NYI- Vanek trade)

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