Buffalo Sabres Could Draft a Hamburg Native In The First Round
The 2023 NHL Draft is only two and a half weeks away.
It will be held in Nashville this summer and take place on June 28th and 29th from Bridgestone Arena.
The 2023 draft is highlighted by forward Connor Bedard, who is expected to be taken first overall by the Chicago Blackhawks. He's considered the best prospect since the 2015 NHL Draft, when the Edmonton Oilers selected Connor McDavid.
As for the Sabres, they will be picking 13th overall. They could go a few different directions, but perhaps defense is what they choose to do.
Oliver Bonk, Etienne Morin and Lukas Dragicevic could all be possibilities at pick 13. If the Sabres decide to go forward, there's one player many in Buffalo will be hoping they select.
Quentin Musty is a Hamburg, New York native. He grew up in the Buffalo area and played for the Junior Sabres when he was in 15 years old. For the last two seasons, he has been playing for the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League, which is considered to be the best junior league in North America.
ESPN has Musty has the 14th best prospect in the 2023 NHL Draft, which has him right around where the Sabres will be picking at 13th overall.
Musty is a pass-first left winger who scored 26 goals and 78 points in 53 games last season. We don't know what Buffalo thinks of him as a prospect but it's certainly a possibility he will be considered at 13th overall.
Gavin McCarthy is another Buffalo native (Clarence) who is a defenseman. He will probably be picked anywhere from the late first to the late second round, which means Buffalo could select him as well.
How cool would this all be?