Mock Draft 1.0 tells us who the Sabres must select in each round of the 2024 NHL Draft

The Buffalo Sabres may look to shed some of their prospects pool this summer, so it’s imperative for Kevyn Adams to enjoy a strong 2024 NHL Draft.
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Round 3: Will Zellers, LW/North Dakota

He ended his prep career with 111 points and 54 goals, a 62-point and 38-goal improvement from 2022-23. If you’re a Sabres fan who also keeps tabs on a prospect’s collegiate career, Zellers should be one of the top players on your list to follow if he fell to the third round and Buffalo took him. 

Round 4A: Erik Pahlsson, C/Minnesota

Erik Pahlsson is one of the older prospects in this mock draft and one who enjoyed a sound debut season in North America with the Dubuque Fighting Saints with 28 goals and 72 points. Pahlsson was also a captain at HV71 at the J20 Nationell level, and perhaps he will work his way into a leadership role at some point when he attends the University of Minnesota. 

Round 4B: Trent Swick, LW/Kitchener Rangers

Another older prospect, Trent Swick may be a power forward who, at worst, could provide incredible organizational depth. His productivity wasn’t impressive until this season when he scored 30 goals in 70 regular season and playoff games, with 67 total points, so if he builds on that, Swick could end up as a steal.