BUFFALO, N.Y. (March 26, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced forward Casey Mittelstadt has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract.
Mittelstadt (6’1”, 201 lbs., 11/22/1998) recently completed his freshman season at the University of Minnesota, earning a spot on the Big Ten All-Freshman Team after recording 30 points (11+19) in 34 games for the Golden Gophers.
The Minnesota native also helped lead the United States to a bronze medal at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo this season, earning tournament MVP honors after tying for the tournament lead with 11 points (4+7) in seven games.
Mittelstadt was selected by the Sabres in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 23, 2017) — The Buffalo Sabres selected forward Casey Mittelstadt (Green Bay – USHL) with the eighth overall pick of the 2017 NHL Draft.
Mittelstadt (6’1”, 201 lbs., 11/22/1998) led the USHL with 1.25 points per game in 2016-17, posting 30 points (13+17) in 24 games for the Green Bay Gamblers. He also ranked second among Gamblers skaters in game-winning goals (4) and power-play assists (13) despite playing in fewer than half of the team’s games.
A native of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Mittelstadt also played 25 games for Eden Prairie High last season, where he posted 64 points (21+43) and was named Minnesota’s Mr. Hockey, given annually to the most outstanding high school player in Minnesota. Internationally, Mittelstadt won a bronze medal for the United States at the 2016 IIHF World U18 Championship, where he tied for sixth in tournament scoring with nine points (4+5) in seven games.