2022 NHL Draft: Sabres Select Viktor Neuchev with 74th Overall Pick

Avto Yekaterinburg winger noted for shot, scoring prowess.

With the 74th overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, the Buffalo Sabres selected Viktor Neuchev, a left winger from Avto Yekaterinburg of the Russian MHL.

Best known for his shot and scoring prowess; Neuchev pocketed 40 goals in 61 games for his MHL club. I only had a couple viewings of him and I came away with that he’s too selfish in his approach to the game, but does have a toolbox that is interesting. He tries to make skilled plays that he can’t pull off consistently yet, but if the skill level improves just a little bit he could be a menace as an offensive forward.

His skating will have to come up a bit as his pace is pretty low. A swing on size and skill from Adams with this 3rd round selection.

Neuchev is the first Russian player selected by the Sabres this year.