Jordan Greenway is proving why the Buffalo Sabres traded for him

Feb 19, 2024; Buffalo, New York, USA;  Buffalo Sabres left wing Jordan Greenway (12) celebrates his
Feb 19, 2024; Buffalo, New York, USA; Buffalo Sabres left wing Jordan Greenway (12) celebrates his / Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

It's not a secret that the Buffalo Sabres lack toughness. It's been an issue for the longest time and while they do have a couple of players who like to play physically, it's not their strong suit. One of those players is forward Jordan Greenway. General manager Kevyn Adams acquired Jordan from the Minnesota Wild last year during the trade deadline for a 2023 2nd-round pick and a 2024 5th-round pick.

Head coach Don Granato coached Greenway when both of them were a part of the United States National Team Development Program, so there was some familiarity right away. Granato wanted Adams to get Jordan from the Wild and he was very happy Greenway is now on the Sabres.

After a not-so-impressive start to the season, Greenway has been playing some very good hockey as of late. In his last five games, Jordan has five points with three goals and two assists. During the duration of his young career, he was never viewed as a goal scorer. He is known for being a physical presence and a tough player to play against.

As I mentioned earlier in the article, physicality is something Buffalo lacks. During the last few games though, Greenway is starting to put up points. In 43 games played this year, he has nine goals and ten assists for 19 points. While he's been producing as of late, it's really good to see a player who plays a physical brand of hockey.

Granato has Greenway on a line with 2023 first-round pick Zach Benson to help protect the youngster in case teams try to mess with him. As a whole, Greenway is a good fit for the Sabres. He still has a couple of years remaining on his contract but I'm sure the Sabres would love to extend him as soon as possible. I do think he can help this team because of his playstyle.