Buffalo Assigns Five Players to Rochester

The 2018 Prospects Challenge is over and it’s time for rosters to start taking shape. At the conclusion of the tournament the Sabres assigned five players to Rochester for the start of training camp.

Players assigned are: Pascal Aquin, Arvin Atwal, Tobie Bisson, Judd Peterson and Myles Powell. All five will get a look at Amerks camp and likely play in the preseason games before being assigned to Cincinnati.

Myles Powell was the standout of those five names in the Prospects Challenge finishing with 1G+2A in two games and playing a physical game.

Six players on AHL contracts were invited by the Buffalo Sabres to the play in the weekend tournament. Five were assigned to Rochester leaving only one more – Vasily Glotov. This could be a sign that he’ll be invited to Sabres training camp that starts at the end of the week. Buffalo has not announced the training camp roster as of writing this.

The Buffalo Sabres also announced that the team has returned Cole Coskey (Saginaw – OHL), Kevin Hancock (Owen Sound – OHL), Oskari Laaksonen (Ilves – SM-liiga) and Nicholas Welsh (St. Mary’s University – CIS) to their respective clubs.

2018 Amerks training camp is expected to open in Rochester on September 24 at Bill Gray’s IcePlex in Rochester. Training camp will start at Bill Gray’s due to a delay in putting the ice in at Blue Cross Arena, a professional bull riding event is being held on September 22.

We’ve compiled a list of potential players we may see in a Rochester Americans jersey this season over on our roster page (best viewed on a computer) – http://www.letsgoamerks.com/roster/