Buffalo set to host NHL Scouting Combine through 2019

Posted at 4:00 PM, May 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-02 16:00:39-04

The NHL Scouting Combine isn't going anywhere -- at least for the next three years. On Tuesday the league announced that the combine will remain in Buffalo through 2019.

“It’s been a pleasure to host this event the last two years and we are honored to be chosen to continue hosting through 2019,” said Sabres President Russ Brandon. “The combination of KeyBank Center and HarborCenter provides the perfect venue for the Combine, and we look forward to building on the success we’ve achieved during the last two events.”

The combine features draft eligible prospects from all across the globe, giving the athletes a chance to workout and interview with NHL teams. Dates for this year's combine have yet to be announced, but it will take place in either late May or early June.

"The Buffalo Sabres, HarborCenter complex and the City of Buffalo have proven to be amazing hosts and the ideal location for our annual Scouting Combine,” said Dan Marr, Director of NHL Central Scouting. “The NHL and its Member Clubs are pleased that this modern, all-encompassing venue will play host for the next three years.”