DALLAS - He's been called a generational talent and a franchise-defining defenseman. He's been referred to as the consensus top prospect in the game, the best on the blue line since Denis Potvin entered the league in 1973.
Now, finally, you can attach one more label to Rasmus Dahlin: Buffalo Sabre.
Dahlin was selected by Buffalo with the first overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft on Friday, confirming what those in the hockey world considered to be a given since before the season began. He becomes the third No. 1 pick in franchise history, joining Gilbert Perreault and Pierre Turgeon.