PHILADELPHIA (AP) â” The Buffalo Sabres opened the second day of the NHL draft by selecting forward Brendan Lemieux with the 31st overall pick.
Lemieux is the son of former New Jersey Devils star and Stanley Cup champion Claude Lemieux.
The second through seventh rounds were scheduled for Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Florida Panthers selected defenseman Aaron Ekblad with the No. 1 overall pick Friday night.
There are several offspring of former NHL players available in the draft. The Sabres selected center Sam Reinhart with the second overall pick. He is the son of former NHL player Paul Reinhart, who was selected by the Atlanta Flames in the first round in 1979.