2017 NHL Draft

Casey Mittelstadt

Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)

Steve Kournianos  |  03/25/2017 |  New York  |  

Photo courtesy of USA Hockey

Profile

Position: Center
Shoots: Left
Height/Weight: 6’1, 201 lbs
Born: November 22, 1998 | Edina, MN
Nation: United States
Rights/Commitment: University of Minnesota

The Draft Analyst Ranking:

PRE SEP OCT FEB MAY JUN
2 2 2 2 1

Regular Season

Season Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG PTS/G
2016-17 Green Bay (USHL) 24 13 17 30 -1 0 5 0 2 1.25
2016-17 Eden Prairie (HS-MN) 25 21 43 64 8 2.56
2015-16 Team USA (U18 WC) 7 4 5 9 6 2 0 0 2 1.29
2015-16 Team USA (U18 Hlinka) 4 3 4 7 3 4 2 0 1 1.75

Scouting Report

No draft-eligible player exemplifies infectious leadership the way this Minnesota-reared super scorer does, and there’s a strong chance Mittelstadt will end up within a select group of prospects to challenge Nolan Patrick for the top slot. Size, speed, grace, vision, power and enthusiasm are just a few words one throws around when dissecting his game, and it will be on display for the University of Minnesota in the fall of 2017. Mittelstadt is a money player with a deadly shot, using his size and lower body strength to step into it with NHL-level velocity. He can also make flashy plays and use a dizzying array of puck skills to turn defenders inside-out before threading the needle with a crisp pass. Mittelstadt can play both center and wing, but he exploits his acute sense for finding and acquiring pucks from either position. He led the USHL in scoring as a rookie before returning to high school, where his bid to lead Eden Prairie to a state AA title fell just short.