Meet Jake Richard, a 6-foot-1, 171-pound right winger who was taken last week in the sixth round at No. 170 overall from the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League.
The Sabres' No. 1 pick of last week's draft in Montreal isn't on the ice this week in LECOM Harborcenter as he makes sure his shoulder injured in the WHL playoffs is 100 percent. The kid is bummed because this was his first chance to show people in Buffalo the massive talent the Sabres just acquired, and because he said Thursday it feels like he missed by only a week or two from being ready.
The club will have 10 of last week's 11 choices in camp overall, although top choice Matthew Savoie may not skate in the wake of a shoulder injury he suffered during the Western Hockey League playoffs.
The compressed, constantly-in-motion NHL calendar keeps whirring this week as most teams host development camps and free agency opens at noon Wednesday.
MONTREAL – The meeting inside KeyBank Center at the scouting combine went so long with Topias Leinonen that a few hockey operations people wit…
Kevyn Adams doesn't have another goalie to pair with Craig Anderson yet. Sabres fans are probably pretty nervous about that point. The GM is not.
Here are five things to know Jake Richard, a forward from the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League, whom the Sabres selected at No. 170 in the sixth round of the NHL draft on Friday in Montreal.
Here are five things to know about Mats Lindgren, a defenseman whom the Sabres selected at No. 106 in the fourth round of the NHL draft on Fri…
Here are five things to know about left winger Viktor Neuchev, whom the Sabres selected at No. 74 in the third round of the NHL draft on Friday in Montreal.
Neuchev is 6-2, 165 and had a big year for Yekaterinburg of the Russian junior league with 40 goals and 27 assists in 61 games.
NHL Central Scouting had Leinonen ranked as the top European goalie in the draft class after a season in which he was outstanding in Finland's Under-20 junior league. Leinonen, 18, saw his draft stock take a hit with a difficult performance at the IIHF Under-18 World Championship, when he posted an .897 save percentage in five games during Finland's run to a bronze medal.
Ducks general manager Pat Verbeek provided a simple answer regarding his decision to select defenseman Pavel Mintyukov 10th in the NHL draft amid increasing concerns over Russian-born prospects’ availability to play in North America because of issues stemming from the war in Ukraine.
The Sabres landed one of the draft’s top talents at their pick, ninth overall, in Winnipeg Ice center Matthew Savoie.
Those seasons when the Buffalo Sabres couldn't score are quickly going to become a distant memory. The pipeline is getting full of speed and skill up front.
With the No. 28 pick in the first round of the NHL draft Thursday night, the Sabres selected center Jiri Kulich of Czech Republic’s top professional league.
Here are the five things you should know about the Sabres' second pick of the NHL Draft, center Noah Ostlund, selected No. 16 overall.
With the No. 16 pick in Thursday's NHL draft, the Buffalo Sabres stayed down the middle by taking Swedish center Noah Ostlund.
MONTREAL (AP) — Rather than tip his hand on who the Montreal Canadiens plan to select with the first pick in the NHL draft, general manager Kent Hughes joked they’ll end up with all three of Shane Wright, Juraj Slafkovsky and Logan Cooley.
"General Manager Kevyn Adams is slated to pick at Nos. 9, 16 and 28. He's going to get good players. And he doesn't have to sweat out what's going on at the top, where Montreal has the No. 1 pick no one in hockey seems to know the identity of," writes Mike Harrington.
A new contract for winger Victor Olofsson is atop general manager Kevyn Adams’ priority list ahead of a draft in which the Sabres own picks 9, 16 and 28. Olofsson, 26, is a restricted free agent after completing his third NHL season – remarkably, only his first featuring a full 82-game schedule – and the negotiation can’t be simple for either side.
The war in Ukraine has added an increasing level of uncertainty for NHL teams interested in drafting Russia-born prospects.
The Sabres will have 11 picks in total and you'd be hard-pressed to think any of them are going to play in the NHL this season, Harrington says. Maybe one might crack the lineup in 2023-24.
After sitting through 12-plus rounds of the NHL draft over the span of two consecutive summers, Andrew Mangiapane had all but given up on hearing his name called.
I don't know if it's because the pandemic, but I think in the last month, there's not a person in the hockey world that I haven't run into that didn't say, 'I'll see you in Montreal,'" Buffalo Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams said.
Despite the misfires, early draft returns from Botterill’s three-year tenure are promising.