Buffalo Sabres prospect Brendan Guhle is heading to his fourth team this season.
According to the Prince George Citizen, Guhle is heading to the Rochester Americans [AHL] where he'll finish the season.
It has been quite the rollercoaster of a season for the Sabres 19-year-old prospect. Guhle started the year in the Prince Albert of the WHL but was traded to Prince George after just 15 games. A few weeks later Guhle made his NHL debut, playing three games for the Sabres as an emergency call. He then returned to Prince George, finishing the season with 29 points in 32 games.
"It's a chance to prove myself and get ready for next year and I'm looking forward to it," Guhle told the Prince George Citizen. "I'm not planning on coming back next year but you never know."
This will be Guhle's second stint with the Americans in the AHL. Last season he played in six games while scoring a goal and adding three assists.
The last sentence of the aforementioned quote tells you everything - Guhle isn't planning on returning to junior - and nobody expects him to.
In three games with the Sabres, Guhle was solid at both ends of the ice. At times he jumped into the zone and added an offensive spark, but when he did he was quick to return back into position.
It was surely a small sample size, but if Guhle has another strong summer, I'm fully expecting him to be a regular in the NHL next season. Rochester has only six games remaining in their season, but the more Guhle is on the ice, the better he'll be next year.