Dynamic WHL blueliner leads the Top 24-and-under Sabres players and prospects Tier VI

The 2024 NHL Draft is fast approaching, so it’s time to rank the best Buffalo Sabres players and prospects aged 24 and under.
2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft - Round 2-7
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With the 2024 NHL Draft less than two months away, let’s see how each of the Buffalo Sabres players and prospects aged 24 and under stack up against one another. This series will be broken into six distinct tiers, with today kicking off Tier VI, comprising those ranked 21st through 24th. As the series progresses, we will unearth the following:

  • Tier V (Players ranked 17th to 20th)
  • Tier IV (Players ranked 13th to 16th)
  • Tier III (Players ranked 9th to 12th)
  • Tier II (Players ranked 5th to 8th)
  • Tier I (Players ranked 1st to 4th)

The criteria are that each player involved in these rankings must be part of the Sabres system, they do not need to be signed with the organization, and most importantly, they must also be aged no older than 24. They also don’t need to be facing the ultimatum for general manager Kevyn Adams to sign them or to let them walk in free agency. 

Buffalo Sabres Top 24-and-under prospects and players Tier VI

Now that you’ve caught the gist of how this series will work, one more thing to know is that following the NHL Draft and free agency, we will revisit this list and come up with new rankings. This is because when new players are drafted, they may supersede some of those listed, especially in the lower tiers. 

There is always a chance the Sabres acquire someone 24 and under, and the fact that Kevyn Adams may opt to not sign a few of the names listed in this pre-draft series. And still, a couple players listed will have “aged out” between now and then, though that’s not the case in Tier VI. So, now that we’ve gotten the basics out of the way let’s rank our Top 24-and-under prospects and players in the Sabres system.