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Buffalo Sabres acquire Dougherty from Predators

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Mon, Oct 1st 2018 08:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team acquired defenseman Jack Dougherty from the Nashville Predators in exchange for forward Nicholas Baptiste.
Dougherty (age 22, 6'1", 186 pounds) has spent each of the past two seasons playing for the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL), where he appeared in 141 career AHL contests. Nashville's second-round pick (51st overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft, Dougherty also appeared in three playoff games for the Admirals.
Before turning pro, Dougherty played one season for the Portland Winterhawks (WHL). In 68 games for Portland, the St. Paul, Minnesota, native ranked second among team defensemen with 52 points (11 goals, 41 assists). He also spent the 2014-15 season with the Wisconsin Badgers (NCAA), where he finished with nine points (2/7) in 33 games as a freshman. Dougherty recorded four points (2/2) in seven games as a member of the U.S. team that won the gold medal at the 2014 IIHF World U18 Championship.
The Buffalo Sabres also announced forward Scott Wilson underwent successful surgery to repair an ankle fracture. As a result of the surgery, Wilson is expected to miss eight to 10 weeks.
Finally, the Sabres announced the team assigned forward Alexander Nylander and defensemen Brendan Guhle and Brandon Hickey to the Rochester Americans (AHL).

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