BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Sabres drafted Russian forward Prokhor Poltapov with the first pick of the second round of the 2021 NHL Draft.
#Sabres select LW Prokhor Poltapov from Russia.— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) July 24, 2021
Brian Lawton on NHL Network: I was surprised he didn’t go yesterday, he has first round ability
The 18-year-old played 61 games with Krasnaya Armiya Moskva, scoring 25 goals and adding 27 assists.
Poltapov is listed as 5'11" and roughly 175 pounds.
The Sabres pick 53rd overall after acquiring a second round pick by trading Taylor Hall to Boston.