Off The Post: Sabres and Dahlin Fall to Flyers in Philly – The Buffalo Sabres rolled into Philadelphia and got pummeled in a 6-1 loss. Former first overall pick in 2018, Rasmus Dahlin (19 assists and 21 points on the season), managed an assist and got into a scuffle. He talked about all of it after the game with Russ Cohen.
Rasmus Dahlin, Defenseman – Buffalo Sabres
Rasmus Dahlin was selected by the Buffalo Sabres with the first overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. Still, 18, the Swede’s path to the NHL was nothing short of impressive.
This talented defenseman had been playing in the Swedish Hockey League, against men, since 2016-17. In 2017, he experienced a Champions League championship and the next year he had the most points for an under 18 player when he notched 20.
For those same two seasons, he got to play for Team Sweden in the U20 World Junior Championship. In the 2018 tournament, he had six points in seven games. He was voted an All-Star, best defenseman and a top three player on his team. He got a silver medal for his trouble.
No matter who drafted him, he was going to play in the NHL right away. He made the Sabres out of training camp and like any 18-year-old, it took him a while to figure out the North American ice and the best league in the world.
Off The Post: Sabres and Dahlin Fall to Flyers in Philly – Rasmus Dahlin Career Stats
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Off The Post: Sabres and Dahlin Fall to Flyers in Philly – More Resources
- NHL.com Player Profile – Rasmus Dahlin
- Rasmus Dahlin – Secondary Market Pricing
- Follow Rasmus Dahlin on Twitter @rasmusdahlin00 and Instragram @rasmusdahlinn
Russ Cohen is the author of several top-selling sports related books.
Baseball’s Best Rookies
Numbers Don’t Lie: Mets: The Biggest Numbers in Mets History
100 Ranger Greats: Superstars, Unsung Heroes and Colorful Characters
100 Things Rangers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
“Strike Three!” – A Player’s Journey through the Infamous Baseball Strike of 1994
The Winter Classic: The NHL’s Savior
The Philadelphia Flyers: Images of Sports
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