2017 NHL Entry Draft

Casey Mittelstadt

CASEY MITTELSTADTUSA

BUFFALO • ROUND: 1 OVERALL: 8

 

Previous Team: Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 7

Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 5-11½ • Weight: 192 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Nov. 22, 1998 • Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minn.

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: U.S. NTDP U-17 Team (USHL); Eden Prairie (Minn. HS)
USHL Futures Draft: 2014 by Green Bay (Round 5, No. 73 overall)
USHL Debut: March 20, 2016 (U.S. Under-18 vs. Youngstown)
First USHL Goal: March 31, 2016 (U.S. Under-18 vs. Muskegon)
NCAA Commitment: University of Minnesota

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Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "He's a dynamic player with great puckhandling skills and vision. He can take the puck to the net or he can distribute. He's grown and his skating has improved. He makes plays in tight areas." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Competitive, skilled player, needs to add strength. Can score and make plays. Plays in traffic, can read and react to offense and defense. Can beat opponents with speed and smarts." (Dennis MacInnis, ISS Director of Scouting)

• "He did some big time stuff. He’s blowing away from people, anticipating. He creates separation with his speed. He’s the real deal I think. I would take him with a top-five pick." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "As dangerous as Mittelstadt can be off the rush with his speed, he does some of his best work on the perimeter. He can protect the puck and buy time down low and uses his elite hockey sense and excellent space awareness to set up passing lanes and make quick passes to set up teammates." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Able to read off creative linemates and move instinctively to open ice, creating dangerous chances constantly. He's got an explosive stride with an effortless shot release. We love his competitive fire. Likes to carry the puck and gains the offensive zone easily, backing defenders off the blue line." (Red Line Report)