Brendan Guhle, the Sabres' top defense prospect, finished last season in Rochester. It appears this season will be no different.
Guhle's junior team was eliminated from the playoffs this week, and the 19-year-old told the local paper he was on his way to the Amerks on Thursday – and he was never coming back to Prince George.
"It's a chance to prove myself and get ready for next year, and I'm looking forward to it," Guhle told the Prince George (British Columbia) Citizen. "I'm not planning on coming back next year, but you never know."
Guhle played three games for the Sabres in December and looked ready for the NHL. Because he was an emergency recall, Buffalo had to send him back to juniors.
Guhle totaled 15 goals and 29 points in 47 junior games. He added six assists in six playoff games as Prince George was upset in the first round.
The Sabres selected Guhle in the second round of the 2015 NHL Draft and quickly signed him to a three-year contract. He will likely join the Amerks on a tryout contract, and his entry-level deal would start next year.