Casey Mittelstadt
Casey Mittelstadt
21-Year-Old CenterC
Buffalo Sabres
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Mittelstadt didn't move the needle much in his first full NHL campaign last season, as the eighth overall selection from the 2017 draft finished with just 25 points and a minus-19 rating in 77 games. He doesn't turn 21 until November, so Mittelstadt still has plenty of time to improve his five-on-five play, and he showed some promise with the man advantage with 10 power-play points. Mittelstadt is a sleeper in redraft formats, but he'll have trouble waking up if he can't win the No. 2 center job behind Jack Eichel heading into the season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Sabres in March of 2018 for the rookie maximum of $925,000.
Struggling in AHL
CBuffalo Sabres  Minors
December 30, 2019
Mittelstadt has just one point in five games with AHL Rochester.
ANALYSIS
The Sabres hoped that sending Mittelstadt down to the AHL would help the young centerman rediscover his game. He had nine points in 31 appearances with the Sabres. With just a lone assist and minus-4 rating, it may take longer than initially expected for Mittelstadt to start bringing the offense.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    12:46
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:47
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
14:01
2:09
0:00
2018–19
13:27
1:46
0:01
2019–20
12:46
1:47
0:00
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Mittelstadt showed flashes of elite talent in six games with the Sabres last season during which he scored his first NHL goal and added another four assists. His stellar audition was enough for the Sabres to part ways with veteran Ryan O'Reilly and Mittelstadt finds himself pencilled in as the No. 2 center. The former Minnesota Golden Gopher is a top playmaker and will need a winger with some finish to maximize his offensive potential, perhaps with Jeff Skinner or Conor Sheary. Jack Eichel will demand the opposition's top defense most nights, so that will also take off some pressure. Given Mittelstadt's status as a budding superstar, a 20-goal, 60-point season shouldn't be out of the question, making him a top contender for the Calder Trophy and a high-upside pick for fantasy owners, especially in dynasty leagues.
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Ushered to AHL
CBuffalo Sabres  Minors
December 15, 2019
Mittelstadt was demoted to AHL Rochester on Sunday.
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Lacking offense
CBuffalo Sabres  Minors
November 20, 2019
Mittelstadt is in the midst of an 11-game point drought.
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Finds twine in win
CBuffalo Sabres  Minors
October 19, 2019
Mittelstadt scored a goal in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Sharks.
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Powers offense in win
CBuffalo Sabres  Minors
October 17, 2019
Mittelstadt scored two goals (one on the power play) and added an assist in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Kings.
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Dishes pair of assists
CBuffalo Sabres  Minors
October 3, 2019
Mittelstadt registered two assists and two shots on goal in Buffalo's 3-1 win versus the Penguins on Thursday.
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