It's exciting news to hear that for many of the NHL prospects, their path to a professional hockey career will pass through Buffalo.

The NHL combine consists of player interviews and physical fitness tests and it's been held in Buffalo since 2015.  The NHL has announced that it will stay in Buffalo through 2022.

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According to WKBW, Buffalo Sabres senior vice president of business administration, Kevyn Adams said,

"After a successful first five years of the NHL Scouting Combine in Buffalo, we're thrilled to host the event for another three years.  Partnering with the NHL to host the Combine has been a wonderful opportunity for our organization and the city of Buffalo. We're excited that the path to the NHL for these young players will continue to run through our city and we look forward to welcoming the hockey world back to Buffalo this spring."

The combine happens every year before the NHL Draft.