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Fitzgerald named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week after OT winner

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects / SabresProspects.com

Boston College defenseman Casey Fitzgerald (2016, third round) came through for his team Sunday, scoring a pair of goals, including the game-winner 69 seconds into overtime, to guide the Eagles to a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over Providence.

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Luukkonen remains undefeated through 4 starts in Finnish league action

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects / SabresProspects.com

The Sabres have just one unsigned goaltending prospect in their development stable, and while the organization will likely add to the position over the next few drafts, in the meantime, that sole netminder is making quite a name for himself at the professional level as an 18-year-old.

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (2017, second round) made 31 saves Wednesday and stopped another four of five in the shootout as LeKi got past Espoo United 3-2.

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Weissbach scores twice in 1st collegiate contest

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects / SabresProspects.com

Freshman forward Linus Weissbach (2017, seventh round) got his collegiate career off to a nice start Sunday, scoring a pair of goals including the game-winner to lead No. 12 Wisconsin to a 3-2 victory over Michigan Tech.

 

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Hagel picks up 5 points in first week of junior hockey play

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects / SabresProspects.com

Brandon Hagel (2016, sixth round) got his Western Hockey League season off to a hot start over the weekend as he connected for three goals and five points to propel the Red Deer Rebels to a pair of victories.

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Asplund, Davidsson among European prospects starting up

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects / SabresProspects.com

Rasmus Asplund (2016, second round) got his Swedish Hockey League season off to a hot start Saturday, scoring a goal and an assist as Färjestad BK earned a 3-2 shootout victory over Linköping HC.

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CHL-eligible prospects set for start of Sabres camp

Kris Baker takes a look at Buffalo's top junior prospects

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects / SabresProspects.com

With the Prospects Challenge complete and the youngsters set to be joined by the veterans for the start of main camp, let's review the prospects likely to be returned to their junior squads for the 2017-18 season.

 

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Sabres announce roster for Prospects Challenge

by Sabres PR @SabresPR / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team's full roster for the Prospects Challenge, which will run from Sept. 8 to 11 at HarborCenter.

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Third annual Prospects Challenge set for September 8-11 at HarborCenter

Buffalo, Boston and New Jersey will be joined by Pittsburgh in this year's round-robin challenge

by Sabres PR @SabresPR / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will again host the Prospects Challenge from September 8 to 11 at HarborCenter.

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Estephan's postseason run continues in WHL conference final

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects / SabresProspects.com

Giorgio Estephan (2016, sixth round) notched a first-period assist Tuesday as Lethbridge advanced to the Western Hockey League Eastern Conference Final with an exciting 5-4 overtime victory at Medicine Hat in Game 7.

Estephan, who has been on fire throughout the playoffs but was unable to score in the final three games of the series with Medicine Hat, got back on track with a pair of goals Friday as Lethbridge opened the conference final with a 3-2 victory over Regina.

Estephan made it a 1-1 game at 13:23 of the second period when he glided into a soft spot in the Pats' defense and buried a one-timer from the right hash marks for his ninth goal of the playoffs.

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Estephan, Pu prep for Game 7s on Tuesday

Stephens' and Osmanski's junior clubs advance

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects / SabresProspects.com

Giorgio Estephan (2015, sixth round) added five more points to his playoff resume last week as Lethbridge couldn't close out their playoff series with Medicine Hat, and thus will play a seventh and deciding game Tuesday on the road with the winner advancing to the Western Hockey League Eastern Conference Final.

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