Team Canada this morning named Buffalo Sabres prospects Owen Power and Devon Levi to its Olympic roster for the upcoming Beijing Games.
Both youngsters have enjoyed standout seasons, establishing themselves as two of the NCAA top talents.
The Sabres drafted Power, 19, first overall in 2020. The 6-foot-5, 214-pound defenseman has compiled three goals, 26 points and a plus-21 rating in 24 games for Michigan this season.
Meanwhile, Levi, who was acquired from the Florida Panthers last year, has developed into one of college hockey’s best goalies in his first season. The 6-foot, 190-pound Levi, 20, has registered a 16-7-1 record with 1.55 goals-against average and a .948 save percentage in 24 games with Northeastern.
Canada also named ex-Sabres center Eric Staal, 37, to its roster. Staal, who played 32 games for Buffalo last season, recently played four games for the AHL Iowa Wild, his first action this season.
Ex-Sabres defenseman John Gilmour, who’s playing in the KHL, was named to Canada’s six-man taxi squad.
Update: Sabres coach Don Granato said on a Zoom call this afternoon goalie Aaron Dell will start tonight’s road game against the Ottawa Senators.