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2017-18 Report Cards

Player Report Card: Jack Eichel

Detractors remain unconvinced despite another strong season

Player Report Card: Brendan Guhle

Weight of expectation sat heavy on youngster’s shoulders

Player Report Card: Ryan O’Reilly

Ryan O’Reilly had an up and down season for the Sabres

Player Report Card: Jake McCabe

Defenseman’s struggles continued this season

Player Report Card: Marco Scandella

Did Scandella do enough to show he’s a top-pair defenseman?

Player Report Card: Jacob Josefson

Injuries were the theme of the season for Jacob Josefson

Player Report Card: Casey Nelson

Casey Nelson’s performance during the 2017-18 season may have earned him a permanent role with the Sabres next season.

Player Report Card: Sam Reinhart

Career-best season for the pending RFA

Player Report Card: Jason Pominville

Pominville’s hot start did not translate over to a good season.

Player Report Card: Nathan Beaulieu

Beaulieu’s first season in blue and gold was a nightmare, to say the least.

Player Report Card: Scott Wilson

Wilson put the ‘rage’ in ‘average.’

Player Report Card: Evan Rodrigues

Rodrigues beginning to look like a valuable puzzle piece for Sabres future.

Player Report Card: Josh Gorges

A rough season for Gorges, likely his last in Buffalo

Player Report Card: Johan Larsson

Larsson’s play this season left much to be desired.

Player Report Card: Rasmus Ristolainen

The 23-year-old’s season with the Sabres was a positive step forward.

Player Report Card: Nick Baptiste

Baptiste got an opportunity in the second half of the year to try and show the Sabres brass that he belongs in the NHL next season.

Player Report Card: Zemgus Girgensons

Once seen as a member of the Sabres’ future core, Girgensons inability to generate offense continued in 2017-18.

Player Report Card: Jordan Nolan

Jordan Nolan was the poster boy for Sabres fans frustrations with the season

Player Report Card: Victor Antipin

Antipin’s first NHL season was a forgettable one

Player Report Card: Kyle Okposo

Okposo’s physical comeback could translate to statistical comeback

Player Report Card: Robin Lehner

Lehner’s passion a blessing and a curse

Player Report Card: Benoit Pouliot

Pouliot’s season was plagued by careless play

Player Report Card: Chad Johnson

Chad Johnson saw significant playing time in his second stint with the Sabres.

Player Report Card: Justin Falk

Justin Falk isn’t a flashy player, but he knows his role and gives the effort to play that role