Sabres select Nylander with 8th pick

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. 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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