Mobile two-way defender who moves the puck efficiently. Potential 4-6 defenceman at the NHL level.
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July 2022 – Buchinger was drafted 88th overall by the St. Louis Blues. Pat Quinn
June 2022 – Buchinger played a key role for Guelph in his draft year, averaging over 21 minutes per game including plenty of time on both special teams units. His 44 points in 63 games were good enough for fourth-most among draft-eligible OHL defencemen, behind only Pavel Mintyukov, Christian Kyrou, and Ty Nelson.
Buchinger might not possess a dynamic quality to his game but he has a lot of attributes that NHL teams look for in a modern-day two-way defenceman. He has above-average skating ability and even if he doesn’t have the most expl