Sabres trade Nylander to Chicago

The Buffalo Sabres announced today that they sent forward Alexander Nylander to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for defenseman Henri Jokiharju.

Pronounced “joh-kee-HARH-yoo”, the 6’0″ 190 pound defenseman was selected by the Blackhawks 29th overall in the 2017 draft. He put up 17 points (2 goals, 15 assists) in 30 games at the AHL level last season and 12 assists in 38 games at the NHL level.

Nylander was Buffalo’s eighth overall pick in 2016 and has only been up for 19 NHL games so far, recording three goals and three assists in 19 games.

The Sabres continue to stock up on defenseman, and you just have to wonder when Rasmus Ristolainen will be dealt. It is becoming more and more likely.

Kevin Freiheit
Kevin Freiheit
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