5 years ago

Steve Ott is a capable faceoff man but he feels more comfortable playing on the wing.

"I've played 90 percent as a winger in the league, and since junior I've been a left winger," he said. "Taking faceoffs is obviously adjusting and learning more of the game and finding ways to be on the ice more. If it's taking faceoffs in the last minute or important draws on penalty kills or power plays, those things add up to being a more versatile player, and that's something that I've always envisioned myself as being." The Sabres desperately want to add a center for next season and they presently have a plethora of potential left wingers in Ott, Thomas Vanek, Marcus Foligno, Ville Leino, Nathan Gerbe and John Scott.