With three selections in the fifth round, the Buffalo Sabres were looking for depth players. Don’t be fooled by fifth round gems, goaltender Ryan Miller was a fifth round selection that turned out to be quite the National Hockey League goalie.
With that being said, the 129th selection in the fifth round of the draft, the Buffalo Sabres add to their goalie depth by adding Cal Petersen.
Petersen is like Ryan Miller in many ways. Ranked fourth amongst North American goaltenders, he and fellow draft hopeful Eamon McAdam were the top goaltending tandem in the USHL.
Petersen is set to join fellow Buffalo Sabres draftee from the third round Connor Hurley at Notre Dame, playing for the Fighting Irish.
Petersen stands in a long line of goaltending prospects for the Buffalo Sabres.
Round five continued quickly for the Buffalo Sabres, as they also were also on the clock for the for the 130th overall pick. With that pick, the Buffalo Sabres went to the right side, selecting Gustav Possler. The Swedish right wing is an offensively gifted talent with a good hockey sense and decent puck skills according to Elite Hockey Prospects.
Buffalo looked backed to stocking the defensive pipeline. With the 153rd overall draft selection in the fifth round, Buffalo chose defenseman Anthony Florentino. Another USA hockey prospects playing in the South Kent, Massachusetts.
The Buffalo Sabres have one more selection in the sixth round of the draft (159th overall). And one selection in the seventh round (189th overall).