Sabres' Dahlin wins NHL rookie honors

Rasmus Dahlin's play was on the rise in November

Paul Hamilton
December 01, 2018 - 1:26 pm

Photo: Matt Kartozian - USA TODAY Sports


Nashville, TN (WGR 550) - It only took Sabres' prized rookie Rasmus Dahlin two months to earn his first NHL honor. Dahlin is NHL Rookie of the Month for November.

Dahlin averaged close to 20 minutes per-game in ice-time and had a goal and nine assists in 15 games.

In the middle of the month, Dahlin had points in 7-of-9 games.

Others in contention were Vancouver’s Elias Pettersson, who had 12 points in 14 games, Ottawa’s Brady Thachuk, who had 10 points in 11 games, the Sens' Colin White, who had 10 points in 14 games and the Kings', and former Sabres draft pick Cal Petersen, who went 4-4-0 with a 2.41 goals against and .921 save percentage in nine games.

Dahlin is the first Sabre to win the award since Marcus Foligno turned the trick in 2012.

The All-Star ballot has been announced and Dahlin is on that too. Teammates joining him are Rasmus Ristolainen, Jack Eichel and Jeff Skinner.

The Sabres are off Saturday in Nashville and then will practice on Sunday before facing the Predators on Monday.  

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