The Sabres would be willing to trade one of their young goalies who would certainly interest Kent Hughes
BY MARCO JANUARY 10, 2023 (12:12)
The latter will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season if he does not get a professional contract. Obviously, instead of losing him for nothing, the Sabres wouldn't rule out trading him soon.
The 6-foot-6, 224-pound behemoth has maintained a 2.77 GAA and .909 OPS this season in 17 NCAA games.
He clearly has a very interesting profile for the Habs, who are still looking for a forward-looking netminder for the organization. If the price is worth it, Portillo is definitely a great project for Kent Hughes to look at.
Last year, in 42 games in the American college circuit, Portillo maintained a 2.14 GAA and a .926 SV%.
Remember that Buffalo already has Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen and Eric Comrie under contract. By parting with Portillo, they will certainly be getting along with Montreal's Devon Levi.