SUNRISE, Fla. (WIVB) – The Sabres added a young defenseman in the second round of the NHL Draft Saturday, drafting Brendan Guhle.
Guhle, a 6-2 blueliner, played the last two seasons of junior hockey for Prince Albert in the Western Hockey League. His offensive game improved quite a bit this season, registering five goals and 27 assists.
The 17-year old has good athleticism, finishing in the top ten in seven different categories at the NHL Combine, tying Jack Eichel for the most top-ten finishes. He had the best long jump and highest power output on the Wingate test.
Guhle adds another young defenseman to the Sabres’ system, after the team traded away young defenseman Nikita Zadorov on Friday as part of the Ryan O’Reilly trade.