Sean Malone was the second local player the Sabres selected in June. ©2014, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Best Sabres photos of 2013: Sean Malone’s draft smile

Over the next few days, ace photographer Dan Hickling will be sharing and talking about some of his favorite shots from 2013.

Take it away, Dan …

The Sabres have occasionally selected local players during the NHL Entry Draft, as they did twice — taking both Justin Bailey and Sean Malone — in the 2013 confab held June 30 in Newark, N.J. Here, Malone, a West Seneca native taken in the sixth round (159th overall), is still glowing as he meets with the media moments after being tabbed by his hometown team.

Check back for more photos soon.

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