The Sabres have signed Casey Mittelstadt to a three-year entry-level contract.
Mittelstadt, 19, was the Sabres’ first-round pick (No.8 overall) in 2017 and will turn pro after just one year at the University of Minnesota. Mittelstadt finished his freshman campaign with 11 goals and 19 assists (30 points) in 34 games. He is expected to report to the Sabres and should make his NHL debut down the stretch.
With the 8th overall pick the Buffalo Sabres select Casey Mittelstadt.
Mittelstadt was the top American prospect because of his elite speed and quickness that he couples with an NHL-ready shot. The 6-foot-1, 201 lbs. centre had 13 goals and 17 assists (30 points) in 24 games with the Green Bay Gamblers (USHL).