Chicago, IL: With the 8th overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft Friday evening the Buffalo Sabres selected Casey Mittelstadt, a center from Minnesota.

Mittelstadt was Mr. Hockey in Minnesota this past season. He's a smooth skating elite offensive talent. He will attend classes at the University of Minnesota this fall.

Mittelstadt played for the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League.

In high school at Eden Prairie Minnesota he scored 21 goals and 64 points in 25 games.