The future looks bright for Buffalo Sabres fans.
The team has a young core headed by superstar Jack Eichel, and some more American up front could be on the way.
Casey Mittelstadt was taken eighth overall by the Sabres at June’s NHL Draft and the Edina, Minn., native has done nothing but shine since.
He made his college hockey debut on Sunday with the University of Minnesota, scoring a goal and adding three assists in an exhibition game against the University of Alberta.
His goal in particular was something else, with his speed and tenacity on the puck shining through in a goal that was Jonathan Drouin-esque.
— Sabres Fanatics (@SabresFanatics) October 1, 2017
(The footage is a little grainy, but Mittelstadt is the guy carrying the puck through everyone.)
The 18-year-old is coming off an impressive performance at the world junior summer showcase in Plymouth, Mich.
Take a drink every time you hear the announcer remark on Mittelstadt’s “typical speed.”