Chicago, Ill. – The Buffalo Sabres selected Tri-City Storm forward Linus Weissbach in the 7th round, no. 192 overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft Saturday at the United Center.
In his first season in North America, Weissbach topped the 2016-17 Storm with 19 goals, 28 assists and 47 points in 49 games. He was second among USHL players with 37 points (16 goals) in 33 games from November 25 – March 11. The 5-foot-9, 168-lb. left-handed shot is 19 years old and a rising freshman at Wisconsin.
A native of Gothenburg, Sweden, Weissbach led Tri-City with four game-winning goals last season. Two of his decisive goals came in overtime.
NHL Central Scouting ranked Weissbach #139 among North American skaters in its Final Rankings for the 2017 NHL Draft in April.
In 2016, Weissbach was ranked #92 among European skaters on NHL Central Scouting’s Final Rankings after winning the Hlinka Memorial Silver Medal with Sweden and leading Frolunda’s U20 team in points (48).
Thirty-three current or former Storm players have been selected in the NHL Draft and 14 have played in the NHL. This draft marks the fourth straight year at least one Storm player has been picked. Over the last four years, 12 current or former players have been selected. Nineteen NHL teams have selected Tri-City players since the Storm’s inaugural season in 2000.
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