2022 NHL Draft: Buffalo Sabres select Vsevolod Komarov with the 134th pick
Defenseman spent last season with the QMJHL’s Quebec Remparts.
With the 134th pick the Buffalo Sabres selected Vsevolod Komarov, a right handed defenseman from the Quebec Remparts in the QMJHL.
Vsevolod Komarov is nice for Buffalo in that spot. Big, strong kid who isn’t afraid to engage offensively #NHLDraft #LetsGoBuffalo— 2 Goalies 1 Mic (@2Goalies1Mic) July 8, 2022
The only viewings I had of him were in relation to watching Nathan Gaucher this past year and I didn’t come away with any notes or inkling that I should spend more time on the player. I’ll defer to others to go into more detail about his game.
GWG with 53.4 seconds left ✅— Canadian Hockey League (@CHLHockey) May 26, 2022
Vsevolod Komarov gives the @quebec_remparts a 1-0 series lead over Shawinigan! #RoadtoMemorialCup pic.twitter.com/VoyIV525wx
The EliteProspect Draft Guide noted that his low pace of play and production caused them to take a wait-and-see approach to Komorav.
His coach, Patrick Roy, was quoted as saying in the article linked:
“Hockey wise, I really love his poise with the puck. He’s very patient, doesn’t get rid of it, moves it very well, rarely makes mistakes on his first pass and defends really well,” Roy explained. “He’s a big, strong kid and I feel like he has a good mix of offense and defense because he’s got those skills with the puck.”