Sabres draft Guhle in second round

Brandon Guhle was one of four players sent to the Rochester Americans today.

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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