Category: Prospects

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 ...

Dylan Cozens 2019-20 Prospect Report

One of the few bright spots in the mess that was the Buffalo Sabres 2019-20 season was their 1st round pick (7th overall) from the 2019 NHL Draft, Dylan Cozens.  His success this year in the WHL and internationally at the World Junior Tournament where he won a Gold Medal generated a lot of buzz ...