Buffalo Sabres
Tri City Storm Hockey

Fantasy Summary

A skilled playmaker who likes to create offense in transition. Often distributes the puck to teammates through the neutral zone and allows them to lead the attack.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country SWE
Position LW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 19, 1998
Height 5‘9”
Weight 165 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 7; Overall: 192

Observations

August 2020 – The 2019-2020 NCAA season was a disappointment for Weissbach, as his goal and point totals declined from the previous campaign. In his most recent season, he scored just four goals and 22 points in 35 games. He is a pure playmaker who often looks to distribute the puck via quick touch passes in transition. He is not a particularly adept forechecker and is at times less noticeable than his linemates. He started the season on the Wisconsin Badgers’ top line alongside Cole Caufield and Alex Turcotte. However, his role began to diminish over the course of the year. He is skilled but he must learn to drive the play of his line on a more consistent basis. Kevin Wong

 

February 2020 –  On February 18th, Todd Milewski of the Wisconsin State Journal reported that Linus Weissbach has been moved to the fourth offensive line for the Wisconsin Badgers. Given his demotion in the lines, Weissbach is likely to see less ice-time going forward. It has been a rough season for Weissbach and the Badgers. At the moment, Weissbach owns his lowest point totals (22 points in 31 games) since his freshman year at Wisconsin. In addition, the Badgers have been struggling this season even with a talented roster that includes Cole Caufield, Dylan Holloway and K’Andre Miller. Josh Tessler

 

October 2019 – Linus Weissbach is having a great start to his 2019-2020 campaign with the University of Wisconsin. So far, Weissbach has tallied one goal and seven assists in six games played. At this rate, Weissbach has the potential to surpass his numbers from his freshman season in which he tallied 26 points in 34 games. For the most part, Weissbach has been featured alongside Alex Turcotte and Cole Caufield and the three prospects have become one of the most dominant lines in college hockey. Given the line formation, Weissbach is in more of a playmaker role and he has done well setting up Caufield and Turcotte in the offensive zone. Given how well Weissbach has been doing this season, his upside keeps skyrocketing. He has the potential to be a solid second-line winger in the NHL. Josh Tessler

 

March 2019 – After a hot start, things started to slow down for Weissbach as he was hindered by his wrist injury throughout the year, missing a few games here and there. He still played very well this year and led the team offensively with the highest PPG and a positive plus-minus on a losing team. Next year should hopefully be his last year with Wisconsin before he heads over and signs a contract with the Sabres. Marcus Griep

 

December 2018 – Weissbach continues to show utter dominance at the NCAA level, notching 11 points in eight games this year as he comes back off of a right-hand injury and jumps right back on his wave of momentum. The speedy winger shows incredible acceleration to beat defenders and dish off the puck to his teammates time and time again. Marcus Griep

 

August 2018 – In what could be a steal for Buffalo, Weissbach continues to steam along in the NCAA after posting a great 26 point year (in 34 games) with Wisconsin. The silky speedster has shown some great skill and has shown some elite potential. Weissbach may still be another few years away from NHL action but has shown that he really has some NHL skill in there. Marcus Griep

 

January 2018 – After producing at nearly a point-per-game last year for the Tri-City Storm in the USHL, Weissbach has made the jump to the NCAA and hasn’t missed a beat. Playing for the Wisconsin Badgers, the Swede has scored six times and added nine assists in 20 games. Speedy and with silky hands the Sabres may have something with this seventh rounder. He’s a few years away but keep an eye on him. Brad Phillips

 

June 2017 – The Buffalo Sabres drafted Linus Weissbach of the Tri-City Storm in the seventh round of the NHL Draft. Weissbach is a skilled winger who plays with speed and shiftiness. Possesses fantastic hands and a very underrated shot. Lacks power to his game, on both sides, but is a magician with the puck. Can definitely work on his stride and positioning in the defensive end. Max Marko


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Frölunda HC U16 2U16 Div.13 2 46 0|        
  Frölunda HC U16U16 Region27 17 1936 8|        
  Frölunda HC U16U16 SM6 0 33 2|        
 2013-2014 Frölunda HC U16U16 Region18 18 2240 2|        
  Frölunda HC U16U16 SM6 8 311 0|        
  GöteborgTV-Pucken5 2 35 2|        
  Frölunda HC J18J18 Region10 4 59 0|        
  Frölunda HC J18J18 Allsvenskan14 3 69 4|Playoffs5 0 00
  Sweden U16 (all)International-Jr4 1 01 2|        
 2014-2015 Frölunda HC J18J18 Region13 11 1223 4|        
  Frölunda HC J18J18 Allsvenskan9 7 714 2|Playoffs4 2 13
  Frölunda HC J20J20 Nationell16 2 46 6|        
  Sweden U17WHC-176 2 24 2|        
  Sweden U17 (all)International-Jr13 5 49 2|        
 2015-2016 Frölunda HC J18J18 Allsvenskan0 0 00 0|Playoffs4 1 12
  Frölunda HC J20J20 Nationell44 17 3148 34|Playoffs3 1 12
  Frölunda HCSHL1 0 00 0|        
  Sweden U18 (all)International-Jr7 0 22 2|        
  Sweden U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 0 22 0|        
 2016-2017 Tri-City StormUSHL49 19 2847 4|        
 2017-2018 Univ. of WisconsinNCAA34 10 1626 26|        
 2018-2019 Univ. of WisconsinNCAA27 8 1725 10|        
 2019-2020 Univ. of WisconsinNCAA35 4 1822 25|        
 2020-2021 Univ. of WisconsinNCAA- - -- -|        

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