NHL Draft Results: Joel Armia Selected By Buffalo Sabres

With the 16th pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, the Buffalo Sabres select Joel Armia, a right winger from Porin Assat of SM-Liiga in Finland.

Armia is a skilled 17-year-old forward playing with the big boys in Finland's top league, SM-Liiga. He scored 18 goals tihs past season and he's the fourth-ranked European skater according to NHL Central Scouting, dropping a few spots from his second-place ranking at the midterm.

At 6'3" and 187 pounds, he's a pretty big kid that will probably fill in to his frame a little more over the next few years.He could stand to use that size to his advantage more in the defensive end of the ice.

Read more on Joel Armia at our Buffalo Sabres blog, Die By The Blade.

For full coverage of the 2011 NHL Draft, stick with this StoryStream and our 2011 NHL Draft hub. You can also find team-by-team coverage around our network of 34 hockey sites, where you can find player profiles, news and rumors. Be sure to check out our network-wide 2011 NHL Mock Draft as well. 

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