NHL Rumors: Sabres Top Prospect First Player Named to Team Canada

After having his World Juniors cut short, Buffalo Sabres prospect Owen Power may have just found the best consolation prize possible. Power has been asked to represent Canada at the upcoming Winter Olympics.

The former first overall pick from the 2021 draft will play for Team Canada according to Corey Pronman of The Athletic. So far he's the first player to be named as management tries to reshape their roster after the NHL pulled out of the games. 

The 19-year-old showed in his short stint at the World Juniors that he has the ability to dominate the game with players his own age and he showed at the last World Championships he's more than capable of keeping up with men. The Michigan product had five points in two games at the junior tournament which included the first ever hat-trick by a Canadian defenseman.

Power is a big body defenseman at 6'6 and has been compared a number of defenseman including Chris Pronger and Viktor Hedman. In 18 games at Michigan this season, he's put up 23 points and it's just a matter of time before he's helping the Sabres win hockey games. You can expect to see that starting next season, for now, Sabres mafia will have to enjoy from afar at the Olympics.