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Buffalo Sabres sign Casey Mittelstadt to 3-year, $7.5M deal

Apr 29, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Buffalo Sabres center Casey Mittelstadt (37) celebrates with the bench after scoring against the Boston Bruins during the first period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 29, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Buffalo Sabres center Casey Mittelstadt (37) celebrates with the bench after scoring against the Boston Bruins during the first period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Sabres re-signed forward Casey Mittelstadt to a three-year, $7.5 million contract Thursday.

The 22-year-old restricted free agent finished strong in 2021-22 with nine goals and 17 points in the final 28 games of the regular season.

Mittelstadt finished the season third on the team in goals (10) and fourth in points (22) in 41 games.

“I challenged Casey before last season to prove it, and to earn a spot, and to show what he’s capable of doing. And all he did was show up from Day One of training camp with a great attitude and put the work in,” Buffalo general manager Kevyn Adams said.

“And then when he did get the opportunity, he kicked the door open.”

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A first-round pick (eighth overall) in 2017, the Minnesota native has 61 points (27 goals, 34 assists) and 155 games since making his Sabres debut in March 2018.

With the return of Mittelstadt, Buffalo has two remaining restricted free agents in defensemen Rasmus Dahlin and Henri Jokiharju.

–Field Level Media