Buffalo, N.Y. (WGR 550) – After being reported by multiple outlets late Friday night after Round 1 of the 2021 NHL Draft, the Buffalo Sabres have officially traded forward Sam Reinhart to the Florida Panthers. In return, Buffalo will receive goaltending prospect Devon Levi and a conditional first round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.
According to TSN hockey insider Pierre LeBrun, the 2022 first round pick from the Panthers is lottery protected. If the pick ends up being a top-10 selection next year, the Sabres will then receive Florida's first round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft.
When asked about the potential trade following the first round on Friday night, Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams wouldn’t confirm or deny the report.