BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - It's been a whirlwind few days for the newest member of the Buffalo Sabres, Casey Mittelstadt. The 19-year-old arrived in Buffalo after signing his entry-level deal on Monday evening, while his new team was on the road in Toronto.
On Tuesday Mittelstadt met with reporters and discussed his choice to turn pro. A day later, he was on the ice practicing for the first time as an NHL player.
During the skate, Mittelstadt worked on a line with Sam Reinhart and Evan Rodrigues. He also practiced with the second power-play unit, alongside Rodrigues, Nick Baptiste, Jason Pominville and Marco Scandella/Brendan Guhle.
After practice, Mittelstadt's new teammates gave him a hard time as he once again got ready to chat with reporters. To hear the entire interview with the newest member of the Sabres, head to the top of the page!
In his two days here Mittelstadt has already went to lunch with Jack Eichel and dinner with his new teammates. He says it's nice to see his new pals make an effort to welcome him into the locker room @WKBW#Sabrespic.twitter.com/SWFkeD4wdz