Owen Power gets ready for NHL debut with Sabres

Owen Energy will get prepared for NHL debut with Sabres

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TORONTO (MB) – Come Tuesday evening the Sabres will get a “Energy surge”, activate the “Energy button”, after making a “Energy transfer”, no matter pun you need to use, chances are high we have heard most of them by now as Owen Energy will get able to make his NHL debut.

“Yeah I believe each man has been so good particularly to me coming in, all people’s been so welcoming and so good to me. They’re simply making an attempt to incorporate me in every part so I believe they’ve executed a terrific job making it straightforward for me coming in and alter,” Energy mentioned after apply in Toronto on Monday.

After signing his three-year, entry stage deal on Friday, Energy met the Sabres in Tampa and can now play his first sport as a professional not removed from the place he grew up. He is from Mississauga in order that he actually provides to the joy of constructing his NHL debut towards the Maple Leafs.

“It is fairly cool, being right here in Toronto for form of my first stretch so it is undoubtedly a particular second.”

Whereas the Sabres are a younger workforce, for a 19 year-old about to go well with up for the primary time as a professional, there’s numerous guys he can be taught from. Certainly one of them is Henri Jokiharju who Energy spent most of Monday’s apply skating alongside.

One other man Energy’s leaned on in his brief time with the Sabres is Rasmus Dahlin which is sensible given he was in his footwear not too way back because the primary total decide in 2018.

“I believe he is a man that is form of gone by way of the identical expertise so I believe he is somebody I can actually lean on, simply ask as many questions as I can and simply be taught from him,” Energy defined.

“He is a younger child, he is right here to be taught and it takes time in order that’s going to be my recommendation to him. It takes time, simply let him be who he’s and develop so, no rush,” Dahlin mentioned after apply on Monday.

After the Sabres drafted Energy first total in 2021, he needed to resolve whether or not or not to return to school. In the end that is what he did as he spent another season taking part in for Michigan. And it wasn’t simply the taking part in time he bought there that was priceless however the different experiences this previous 12 months as effectively.

“I believe the Olympics and World Championships particularly have given me extra confidence coming in right here taking part in towards professionals and I form of know a little bit bit what it is like so, I believe these two appearances have helped me,” Energy mentioned.

In his zoom name on Friday, Sabres basic supervisor Kevyn Adams mentioned he would not need Energy to come back in and really feel like there’s all this weight on his shoulders, which might actually occur given excessive expectations surrounding the highest draft decide. However head coach Don Granato echoed Adams’ assertion saying they do not need to overwhelm him proper off the bat.

“We do not need to throw loads at him, we have not, we’ll let him soak up it at his personal price. It was large to get him into apply and see how we apply and play and sure factors of emphasis we’ve and it is all going to come back considerably, I suppose organically. We’re not going to push and inundate him with info overload,” Granato mentioned.

Energy is about to make his NHL debut Tuesday in Toronto because the Sabres tackle the Maple Leafs and wrap up a four-game street journey. Puck drop on Tuesday evening is about for seven.