3 – Jiri Kulich
Jiri Kulich could end up seeing extended time on the Buffalo Sabres roster with Jack Quinn going down with an Achilles injury. However, he will have to beat out the older, more experienced prospect in Lukas Rousek. Speaking of which…
2 – Lukas Rousek
Lukas Rousek suited up for a pair of NHL games last season, and he looked good in both appearances. With Jack Quinn out, it opens up a roster spot and Rousek should be the frontrunner to take the job if the Sabres trade Victor Olofsson.
1 – Devon Levi
I hesitated to list Devon Levi as a prospect and I didn’t list him as one in my previous piece since he’s all but guaranteed a spot on the Buffalo Sabres. Still though, with a limited sample size in the NHL and as mentioned, to add more variety to these rankings, I decided to list him here. But barring some unforeseen setback, Levi won’t be on the prospect list much longer.
So, you may’ve noticed one big name missing: Noah Ostlund. He fell from the prospects rankings simply because I feel he’s behind the others like Rousek, Benson, Kulich, Savoie, Rosen, etc in terms of overall readiness. Further players like Tyson Kozak and Filip Cederqvist bring a different skill set Buffalo could use that Ostlund won’t offer, and that gives them an edge.