The German national ice hockey player John-Jason Peterka is not part of the Buffalo Sabers NHL team for the time being.
Has to postpone his dream of the NHL: John-Jason Peterka.
As the club announced on Monday, the 19-year-old was first given to the so-called farm team of the Sabers, the Rochester Americans, in the second-rate AHL. “He gets more ice age, more special team time there,” said coach Don Granato. But he expects Peterka to be used in the NHL over the course of the season.
JJ Peterka moved from EHC Red Bull Munich to the North American professional league this summer and signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabers. The team from the US state of New York had already secured the rights to the striker at the 2020 draft. Peterka had convinced at the Junior World Championships around the turn of the year and most recently scored an important goal at the A World Cup in Latvia. With the German selection, he just missed out on being fourth precious metal.
“Signing the contract is a huge dream come true for me,” Peterka said. “But I also know that having a contract there and playing there is something else. That’s why the hard work for me to earn a place in the team is only now beginning.”