Mighty Casey

Eden Prairie forward Casey Mittelstadt is projected to be a first-round pick in the NHL draft in June. He plans to attend the University of Minnesota next year.

 

Keeps getting better: Finished with 26 goals and 26 assists as a sophomore. Increased numbers to 33 goals and 47 assists as a junior.

 

Spotlight this year: Scored two goals in a 4-1 victory against host Stillwater on Hockey Day Minnesota.

 

Scouting report: “All the things you hope players have that play in the NHL, he has all of it,” said Keith Hendrickson, former Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl coach and current Buffalo scout. “Complete skill package.”

 

By the numbers: Wears No. 11 because he was born in November. Has two younger brothers, John (ninth grade) and Luke (eighth grade).

DAVID LA VAQUE