BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- “Buffalo selects Alex Nylander.” With just four words Sabres’ General Manager Tim Murray sent the crowd at First Niagara Center into cheers. Adding Alex with with the 8th overall pick gives the Sabres another talented young forward.
“I had a feeling it would be Buffalo,” Alex said at a press conference minutes after the selection. “Best moment of my life.” Nylander is the brother of Toronto prospect William Nylander, adding a new chapter to the Leafs-Sabres rivalry. Their father is former NHL Michael Nylander. The Sabres own 11 picks in this years draft.