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2021 nhl draft lottery

As the NHL gets set for a night of Second Round playoff action, the 2021 NHL Draft Lottery was held before the games tonight. The Seattle Kraken came away with the second overall pick, while the Buffalo Sabres won tonight’s grand prize. They’ll pick first overall at the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. The Draft will […]


Mattias Samuelsson

The Buffalo Sabres signed defence prospect Mattias Samuelsson to a three-year contract, carrying him through the 2022-23 NHL season. Financial details are unconfirmed at this time, however, the maximum for an entry-level deal for this term is a $2.775 million contract with an average annual value of $925,000 We have agreed to terms with Mattias […]

Dawson DiPietro
Mathieu Sheridan - Mar 23, 2020

The Buffalo Sabres announced that they have signed forward Dawson DiPietro to a one-year entry-level deal. The deal will commence at the start of the 2020-21 season. The Sabres announced the news Monday afternoon. We have agreed to terms with forward Dawson DiPietro on a one-year, entry-level contract. Details: https://t.co/a8A1UbQDvs pic.twitter.com/yY4L8TiS4f — Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) […]

Brandon Biro
Doug Winkey - Mar 18, 2020

The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Brandon Biro to an entry-level contract. The deal is for two years for the college senior. The deal comes at a time when teams have increased free time to review their finances and look for additions to farm systems while all North American hockey is suspended. Biro’s deal was […]

Dale Hawerchuk
Armand Klisivitch - Oct 21, 2019

Winnipeg Jets Hall of Famer Dale Hawerchuk is currently undergoing chemotherapy after being diagnosed with stomach cancer earlier this season. Hawerchuk has been the head coach of the Barrie Colts since the 2010-2011 season. Over that time the Colts have captured four division titles. At the beginning of the season, it was announced that Hawerchuk […]

Ben Kerr - Oct 2, 2019

A new NHL season brings with it a fresh crop of rookies, and a fresh set off hopes for the futures of nearly every NHL team. Along with helping their teams win, those rookies will also be chasing a prestigious individual award – the NHL’s Calder Memorial Trophy.  The following article looks at pre-season favourites and predictions for […]

Dylan Cozens Buffalo Sabres Prospects
Ben Kerr - Jul 24, 2019

Welcome to the 2019 Top Shelf Prospects series. As we go through the Summer of 2019 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. We will be following the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) and you can find […]

Kirby Dach NHL Draft Grades
Ben Kerr - Jun 23, 2019

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2019 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]

Christian Folin NHL Draft Team Needs

The NHL Draft is just around the corner and teams are gearing up for what promises to be a very busy weekend in Vancouver on June 21st and 22nd. The combine is now complete and teams have interviewed potential draftees for their team. We will examine the Atlantic Division and their NHL Draft Team Needs. […]

Mattias Samuelsson
Gabriel Foley - Oct 9, 2018

In the 2018 NHL Draft, the Buffalo Sabres made a pick that will go down in history. With the first overall pick, they selected Rasmus Dahlin from Sweden. Dahlin was described by Last Word on Sports’ own Ben Kerr as the Connor McDavid of defensemen. Rightfully so, Dahlin is one of the best defensive prospects […]

Rasmus Dahlin 2018 NHL Draft Grades
Ben Kerr - Jul 20, 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Top Shelf Prospects series.  As we go through the Summer of 2018 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. We will go team by team through the NHL bringing you a look at each Teams Top Prospects. We will be following the order of […]

Brandon Hickey
Ariel Melendez - Jul 1, 2018

The Buffalo Sabres made a few moves to add depth to their team. They signed Brandon Hickey to a two-year, entry-level contract. Hickey was acquired from Arizona in the Hudson Fasching trade. The team also signed goaltender Scott Wedgewood to a one year deal worth $650K.

Rasmus Dahlin 2018 NHL Draft Grades
Ben Kerr - Jun 24, 2018

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2018 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]

Rasmus Dahlin

With the NHL entry draft on the horizon, teams are gearing up for a busy weekend in Dallas on June 22nd/23rd. This years draft class is deep and a has a ton of foreign talent, three of which are the projected top 3. It also includes one player who is a generational talent and has […]

Hudson Fasching
Toni Schleemann - Jun 14, 2018

The Buffalo Sabres have made their first trade of the off-season and agreed to trade forward Hudson Fasching to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for defenseman Brandon Hickey and forward Mike Sislo. TRADE: We've acquired defenseman Brandon Hickey from @ArizonaCoyotes in exchange for forward Hudson Fasching. pic.twitter.com/6i9L3yIYhn — Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) June 14, 2018 Buffalo Sabres […]



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