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Buffalo Sabres Select Owen Power No. 1 Overall in 2021 NHL Draft

The Buffalo Sabres made their choice at this year’s NHL Entry Draft and selected defenseman Owen Power as the No. 1 overall.

The Buffalo Sabres have made their selection at this year’s NHL Entry Draft and selected defenseman Owen Power as the No. 1 overall selection in 2021. The question now will be, does Power play the upcoming season in the NHL? Or, does he go back to Michigan, and become the first player to play an NCAA season after going first overall since Erik Johnson at Minnesota in 2006-07?

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Power is a big boy. With a six-foot-six and 213 pound frame, he was the NHL’s Central Scouting Bureau’s top-ranked North American prospect. He is left shot defenseman and coming off an impressive freshman season. He put in a fantastic performance against much older competition at the IIHF World Championship in Latvia. Craig Button, TSN director of scouting said Power provides everything you’d want in a top-level defenseman. He can control the game defensively, offensively, and in transition.

Interestingly, the selection comes on the same day the Sabres traded Rasmus Ristolainen to the Philadelphia Flyers. It’s not clear if the Sabres change in direction had anything to do with why general manager Kevyn Adams made the selection. Buffalo now has Rasmus Dahlin and Owen Power as the building blocks of their defensive core moving forward. The Sabres will pick again at No. 14.

Owen Power Drafted No 1 by Sabres
Owen Power Drafted No 1 by Sabres

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