I love this pick for the Buffalo Sabres. Lindgren is an extremely skilled defensemen who excels at moving pucks in transition and facilitating offensive zone chances through activation from the blue line.
Steal!— Donesh Mazloum (@DMaz16) July 8, 2022
Mats Lindgren, my 6th ranked West prospect, and one of my personal favourites is selected 106th by #LetsGoBuffalo. One of the smartest players available in the draft. I love his potential to be an impact player at both ends of the ice. #2022NHLDraft pic.twitter.com/RQ9eOhnoDb
When Lindgren is on his game I think he’s one of the better defensemen in this class. However, there are times where he can take his foot off the pedal and get lost in the defensive zone or is a step too late reacting to a play that happens too often for him to be considered a top-end defenseman in this class.
However, at this point in the draft taking a swing on what he does well and hoping that keeps developing is a great pick by the Buffalo Sabres.
My colleague Matt Somma sums it up best in his report on Mats Lindgren over at Smaht