Gabriel Landeskog. Drew Doughty. Evgeni Malkin. Eric Staal. Jason Spezza.
Each of those players was selected with the second-overall pick of the NHL Draft in recent years and each has made an impact in the National Hockey League.
The Buffalo Sabres hold the No. 2 pick in this year’s draft and will likely be looking to take the prospect they believe will develop into the best player – no matter his position.
So Friday night, will it be Aaron Ekblad? Sam Reinhart? Sam Bennett? Leon Draisaitl? Michael Dal Colle? Someone else?
Either way, the top prospects in the draft are ready to hear their names called from the draft floor.
Read their thoughts and more. The first round of the draft begins Friday in Philadelphia.