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Sabres select Swedish defenseman Albert Lyckasen in Seventh Round

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Buffalo goes for the puck-moving defenseman

Albert Lyckasen
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The Buffalo Sabres have selected defenseman Albert Lyckasen with their seventh pick of the seventh round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.

The 19-year-old currently plays for Vita Hasten in Sweden’s second division and at #193, is the first dman chosen by General Manager Kevyn Adams. He currently stands at 5’11” and weighing in at 187lbs, is a right-handed shooter and came into the draft ranked #89 by Elite Prospects

From the Elite Prospects 2020 Draft Guide -

He’s got great edge work and four-way mobility. He wants the puck on his stick. He wants to lead the puck up-ice. He wants to quarterback the power play. He wants the puck back as soon as his team has lost possession. And he plays like it. He’s got such a great gravitational pull with the puck, which creates so much extra space for his teammates every time he’s on the ice.