On the clock: The Sabres’ top draft options

News 4 Sports begins its NHL Draft coverage from Chicago with a look at Buffalo's best options

CHICAGO, I.L. (WIVB) — The Buffalo Sabres hold the eighth pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, which gets underway Friday night here in Chicago.

The Sabres chose forward Alexander Nylander last year in Buffalo; one would think they’d like to address an organizational weak spot this year and pick a defenseman in the first round. But GM Jason Botterill is on record saying he’ll go after the best player available, and if that player is a forward when Buffalo is on the clock, well, the Sabres will take another forward.

Click above to watch for my top 4 draft options for the Sabres; below, read through our Premier Prospect profiles on the top prospects available starting Friday.


Nolan Patrick:


Nico Hischier


Gabriel Vilardi


Casey Mittelstadt


Cody Glass


Owen Tippett


Miro Heiskanen


Timothy Liljegren


Cale Makar


Martin Necas


Eeli Tolvanen


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