The Buffalo Sabres prospects pool is still one of the NHL’s best, even as many have graduated to the big league over the past year.
This time around, I’m ranking the Buffalo Sabres prospects pool in a different light. A few names who you can technically still consider prospects won’t be ranked, so Devon Levi (seven NHL games), and Ryan Johnson (unlikely to sign) are not included in the list below. Lukas Rousek, however (two NHL games), will be included because he’s not as much of a surefire addition to earning a spot in the lineup as Levi.
So these rankings may not look the same as others you may see in the coming months. Anyway, enough small talk. Let’s get to our top ten players in the Blue and Gold’s prospect pool.
Top 10 Buffalo Sabres prospects – 2023 postseason edition
10 – Viktor Neuchev
Viktor Neuchev signed with the Sabres recently, and all signs point to him joining the Rochester Americans next season. His presence should help negate the sting Rochester may feel if they lose star winger Jiri Kulich and perhaps others to the Blue and Gold. Neuchev also enjoyed extensive experience in the KHL last season, appearing in 57 games and scoring 12 points for his efforts. Don’t be surprised if the Amerks eventually utilize him on the power play.
9 – Linus Weissbach
Some may believe Linus Weissbach to be “overaged” for a prospect and may not even rank him, as he’s 25 years old. But he’s played well enough to snag a top ten ranking, and to kind of hover around in outer orbit when it comes to potentially making a jump to the NHL, even if it may not ultimately be with the Buffalo Sabres. Weissbach has enjoyed two solid seasons in Rochester, and has recently gone on a tear in the playoffs, so he’s more than worth watching.
8 – Brandon Biro
Brandon Biro is another one some may consider to be overaged, but when healthy, he’s arguably the best player in Rochester. He snagged 51 points in just 49 games this past season, and if he can return strong, Biro could be a darkhorse candidate to eventually sneak his way onto the Sabres roster. At the absolute least, he will get a long look in camp.