Weissbach scored 47 points in 49 games last season for the Tri-City Storm of the USHL, and will play for the University of Wisconsin next season. He “skates like the wind,” according to his Sportsnet profile, and it’s a good thing he does, because he only stands 5’9’’.
The speedy Swede had similar production two years ago for Frolunda HC’s U-20 team, and has a little bit of international experience for Sweden as well.
His selection continues a trend in this draft of smaller guys with very good skating ability and offensive upside. And with this pick, the Buffalo Sabres are done at the 2017 NHL Draft.