Category: Prospects

The Sabres Are Picking 8th Again, So Now What?

“It seems like the Sabres pick 8th every year,” read the top comment on our Instagram post revealing the Sabres draft lottery odds last month. Well, let’s take a look: 2012 - 8th 2016 - 8th 2017 - 8th 2019 - 7th 2020 - 8th Choosing in this spot every few years doesn't feel great ...

Prospect Notebook: 2019-20 Year End Review

The hockey season ended prematurely for everyone around the world due to COVID-19 and it is still an unknown how the aforementioned pandemic will impact the 2020-21 season for all leagues. This weekly column was intended to track and provide updates on how Buffalo Sabres Prospects were performing and developing so I thought that it ...

Draft Profile: Jamie Drysdale

Erie Otters defenceman Jamie Drysdale is arguably the top-ranked defensive prospect in the 2020 NHL Draft. Although Jake Sanderson has shot up the ranks, there’s no doubt that Jamie Drysdale has the talent to be a top-10 pick in the draft. Player Profile Draft Rankings Future Considerations – 7th ISS - 3rd NHLCS (NA) - ...

Interview With Jokke Nevalainen Part 2: 2020 NHL Draft

Part 2 of my interview with Jokke Nevalainen focuses on Prospects eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft that played in Europe for all or most of the prior season.  While the draft has been postponed to an undetermined date, it's never too early to start brushing up on the prospects who will be drafted this ...

Interview With Jokke Nevalainen Part 1: Sabres Prospects

As the majority of Sabres fans are not able to see firsthand some of the prospects in our pipeline who are playing in Europe, I thought it would be a good idea to get some deeper analysis on those players.  For this Q&A series, I approached DobberProspects Head European Scout Jokke Nevalainen with several questions ...