2 - Isak Rosen
Isak Rosen had a minus-3 rating and zero points in seven games played with the Sabres earlier this year along with just eight minutes and 35 seconds worth of average total ice time. However, like Kulich, Rosen has put up an All-Star-caliber performance at the AHL level. And clearly, he’s shown earlier in the year that he was at least ready to get a taste of the NHL.
Despite playing in Buffalo for seven games, Rosen still leads the team in points with 26 alongside Lukas Rousek, with 10 goals and 16 assists. He also has nearly two months more experience now, so if for whatever reason they don’t give Kulich the go-ahead and keep Jost in Rochester, Rosen may be the next-best prospect on the list.
One downside, however, is that he hasn’t been as productive since he returned to the Amerks, so the next name on this list, one with a 14-game points streak in Rochester, could be a notch above Rosen.