The Buffalo Sabres have added another interesting piece to their prospect pool, signing Victor Olofsson to a two-year entry-level contract. Olofsson is fresh off his latest season in Sweden, and could be headed to North America for the 2018-19 season.
Selected in the seventh round back in 2014, Olofsson exploded offensively this season for Frolunda in the SHL. He led the league in goals with 27, and finished with 43 points in 50 games. The undersized winger may have been overlooked for several years, but could no longer be ignored after an outstanding season.
The Sabres now list the 22-year old Olofsson at 5’11” 173-lbs, but his biggest test will still come with the physicality of the North American game. His knack for finding open space and getting the puck off his stick extremely quickly will come in handy, but the first challenge will be dealing with the rigors of the AHL. Even if he doesn’t immediately become a top line option for Rochester, his addition is another injection of skill into an organization that desperately needs it.