Three top-six forwards the Sabres could draft

With the 11th NHL pick, Buffalo has options on offense.
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Berkly Catton C

A 5’10’’ 175 lb. center, Canadian forward Berkly Catton has honed his hockey chops with the WHL’s Spokane Chiefs, netting 54 goals and getting 62 assists in 68 games this past season. Catton has the skill set the Sabres need.

According to Elite Prospects 2024 NHL Draft Guide, Catton has a well-rounded arsenal of weapons in his hockey toolbox. He can make himself a shooting option off the pass or bait an opposing defenseman into a poke check before curling the puck around to beat a goalie at range.

Catton’s offensive proficiency will make him an asset for whichever NHL team drafts him. The Philadelphia Flyers, who are just behind Buffalo with the Draft's 12th pick, are possibly interested in Catton, believing he has the ability to be a first-line center. Former Sabre and current Flyers GM Danny Briere is in a rebuilding mode. If the Sabres don’t choose Catton, Philadelphia or some other rival franchise might.