News 4 Premier Prospect: Cale Makar

Just watch the tape of Cale Makar. You'll immediately want him in a Buffalo Sabres uniform

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — As we count down to the NHL Draft on June 23rd in Chicago, our third News 4 Premier Prospect is Cale Makar, a Canadian defenseman whose offensive skills have vaulted him into top ten consideration, which would make him the highest-drafted player to come straight from the AJHL.

(Editor’s note: I think he’s a perfect fit for what Buffalo needs, if he’s available at pick No. 8. – Tom)

Here’s the lowdown on Makar:


Defense (right shot)


5’11, 180 lbs


Brooks Bandits (AJHL)

In one sentence:

A ridiculously skilled skater with a wicked shot, Makar reminds people of Erik Karlsson with his puck-moving ability, which he will take with him to UMass (Amherst) next season after wrapping up a stellar two-year, award-laden career in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. 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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