The Buffalo Sabres have made another signing from their 2021 draft class. After fellow 2021 draft picks Olivier Nadeau and Aleksandr Kisakov signed in the past few weeks, the team has announced that they have inked another prospect to an entry-level deal: Isak Rosen.
Rosen, 19, was the Sabres’ second first-round pick last year and was selected 14th overall. The Sabres acquired the selection as part of the Rasmus Ristolainen trade. Rosen is a highly-skilled winger who has spent the past few seasons playing for Leksands IF in Sweden. He bounced between a few levels of Swedish hockey this season, getting into games for Leksands at the SHL level, Leksands at the U-20 level, and for Mora IK of second-tier Allsvenskan on a loan. Rosen also made Team Sweden for the short-lived 2022 World Junior Championships.
Rosen is a skilled winger whose combination of speed, shooting talent, and strong puck skills makes him one of the Sabres’ top prospects. With him signed to an entry-level deal, the Sabres will likely give him a chance to make the team out of training camp and now have even more options for how to best develop him next season. With promising young players such as Jack Quinn and John Peterka already there, this signing of Rosen adds another talented top prospect to the Sabres’ system.