Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Buffalo Sabers forward JJ Peterka (77) pursues the play against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the third period at Scotiabank Arena.
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Fantasy Hockey X Gamers: JJ Peterka is the real deal

In this edition of the X gamers, we will be looking at a player around the 100 NHL game mark. This installment will feature John-Jason (JJ) Peterka who was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres 34th overall in 2020.

The EPRinkside team had Peterka as their 24th-best player available in 2020 so it would seem the Sabres got a good value with him 10 spots later at pick 34. Undoubtedly, the most noticeable feature in his draft season was his relentless motor. That has continued to be one of his most outstanding attributes. Shooting and passing also got high marks from the EP team.

Our editor in chief JD Burke remarked “His unrelenting motor is a force multiplier in every zone. He’ll make second and third efforts where other players generally relent.” Relentless is certainly the word to describe Peterka

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