News 4 Premier Prospect: Casey Mittelstadt

Mittelstadt's road to the NHL is not exactly conventional, but the top American skater has no regrets

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — As we count down to the NHL Draft on June 23rd in Chicago, our eleventh News 4 Premier Prospect is Casey Mittelstadt, an American center with all the right tools who took an interesting and almost confounding road to the NHL.

Here’s the lowdown on Mittelstadt:


Center (shoots left)


6’1 / 201 lbs


Eden Prairie HS / Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)

In one sentence:

An explosive skater with an arsenal of scoring skills, Casey Mittelstadt’s disappointing NHL Combine showing and his decision to return to high school instead of upping his competition sooner might scare some scouts, but the raw ability will be hard to pass up and should result in him being the first American drafted provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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