BUFFALO – As expected, the Sabres selected Michigan defenseman Owen Power first overall tonight at the NHL Draft.
Power, 18, ranked first on NHL Central Scouting’s final list of 2021 North American skaters.
The 6-foot-6, 213-pound Power, who has drawn comparisons to Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman, has said he is leaning toward returning to Michigan for his sophomore year.
Stay tuned for more updates. Power will be addressing the media via Zoom. The Sabres also have the 14th pick, which they acquired earlier today from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen.