2010 NHL Draft, 23rd Pick: Buffalo Selects Mark Pysyk, Edmonton Oil Kings Defenseman

Mark Pysyk is somewhat of a safe pick for the Buffalo Sabres as he had 24 points in 48 games for the Oil Kings. His -19 stat may be frightening but Edmonton is also a really bad team. 

Here is what our Dallas site, Defending Big D had to say about Pysyk

Pysyk is described as everything the Stars are looking for: A good "first pass" defenseman who can start a rush out of his own zone. He runs a power play well enough, and kills penalties as well. He's by all accounts a great skater who's size will fill out a little more as his body matures. His -19 number isn't exactly shiny, but the Edmonton Oil Kings are universally accepted to be a dreadful team that Pysyk carried himself on many night's last season. If the Stars are looking for defense (and Forbort is likely gone by 11) then Pysyk could be a safe pick at 11.

Emerson Etem is now the highest ranked North American skater left on the board.

For more on this pick, please visit Die By The Blade.

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