With the 31st overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, the Buffalo Sabres have selected defenseman Ryan Johnson from the Sioux Falls Stampede in the United States Hockey League.

The Sabres made Johnson the last pick of the first round of the NHL Draft, a pick that was originally owned by the St. Louis Blues before the Ryan O'Reilly trade last summer.

The 17-year-old defenseman played in 54 games with the Stampede last season, scoring six goals and 25 points in that span. In the postseason, Johnson scored two goals and registered eight points on the way to helping Sioux Falls to a Clark Cup title.