Undrafted, the 28-year-old Prow has been an interesting player to follow the last few seasons. He seemed to turn a corner in 2018-19, scoring 18 goals and 50 points in 74 games for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, finally getting substantial playing time without the threat of being sent to the ECHL. He followed it up with another excellent season for the Springfield Thunderbirds, before taking his talents to Germany last season.
In 26 games for Munich EHC, he racked up 20 points, once again showing he could contribute at both ends of the rink. Whether he’ll get a chance to show that in Buffalo isn’t clear, but he couldn’t have picked a better depth chart to join if he’s looking for NHL action. The Sabres have just three defensemen under one-way contracts at the moment and all of them are potential trade chips that could be flipped before next year’s deadline.
He’ll also be coming to the organization with a familiar face. Jimmy Schuldt, who the Sabres signed yesterday, was a teammate–and sometimes partner–of Prow at St. Cloud State. Unfortunately, one of their other college teammates Will Borgen was selected by the Seattle Kraken in this month’s expansion draft.