Pipeline of prospects for Sabres
The future could be bright for the Buffalo Sabres after seeing the talented young players on the ice this past week at the team's development camp.
This summer's camp featured a mix of young NHL-ready players with strong up and coming prospects.
Five players on the roster already had NHL experience - Marcus Foligno, Cody Hodgson, Luke Adam, Corey Tropp and Brayden McNabb.
They were joined by some of the Sabres recent first round picks - centers Mikhail Grigorenko and Zemgus Girgensons, winger Joel Armia, and defenseman Mark Pysyk.
Overall, the coaching staff was left impressed by what's in the pipeline for the future.
"I think we've got maybe as heavy a load of talent as we've had," said head coach Lindy Ruff. "Some real good skills, some good size, we've got some good skill in the back end. Up front, we saw some of that talent in our scrimmage."
"I think you see it in those guys that just got drafted this year," Foligno said. "Some pretty skilled moves out there. It's neat to see - I think that's what you need on a team, you need some guys that have that skill and have that size. With Mikhail and Zemgus, they pretty much bring it, so it's really exciting to see for the future."