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.
NEWS 4 PREMIER PROSPECTS: