Buffalo Sabres winger Alex Tuch will suit up for Team USA at the 2023 IIHF World Championships, where he will try to snag a gold medal.
Just because the Buffalo Sabres season ended last month, it doesn’t mean Sabres hockey itself is over for the foreseeable future. Three members of the group will suit up for Team Canada in Jack Quinn, Peyton Krebs, and brewing star goaltender, Devon Levi.
But Canada isn’t the only country acquiring Sabres talent for the tournament, as Alex Tuch will be looking to lead Team USA to a better result than they had last season, when they fell to Czechia in the Bronze Medal Game. Tuch, who scored 79 points, 36 goals, and 43 assists this past season, is one of the better and more experienced players on the team, so perhaps he will warrant a better result this year.
However, you won’t see just one, but two Tuchs in the lineup, as his brother and Montreal Canadiens prospect, Luke, will also be playing. The Team USA roster also includes former Sabre, Anders Bjork, who the Blue and Gold traded to the Chicago Blackhawks just over two months ago.
Buffalo Sabres fans will many of their favorite players in action this year
This past season, the Buffalo Sabres unfortunately extended their playoff drought to 12 seasons, despite snagging 91 points, their highest total since their previous playoff appearance in 2011. But that by no means meant that we’d be going through the summer without at least a few inklings of Sabres hockey.
In the AHL, the Rochester Americans have provided us some sound entertainment, and at the time of this writing, they are in a deadlock with the Syracuse Crunch thanks in part to none other than top prospect, Jiri Kulich. Over in the WHL, Matt Savoie has been pulling off his best impression of Connor Bedard, given his 27 points in 14 playoff games to date.
And now, we got the IIHF Worlds to check out, and hopefully watch our favorite Buffalo Sabres players like Alex Tuch dominate the competition. And you won’t need to wait long, as the games begin on May 12th.
Source: Sabres trio of Devon Levi, Jack Quinn and Peyton Krebs joining Team Canada for World Championships by Mike Harrington, BuffaloNews.com