Golden Knights Trade Candidate Report: Casey Mittelstadt

The Vegas Golden Knights could swing another deal with the Buffalo Sabres for an offensive piece. Would Casey Mittelstadt fit in the grand scheme?
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Where were you when the Vegas Golden Knights acquired Jack Eichel from the Buffalo Sabres? The move changed the franchise, adding a bona fide center that the Golden Knights have searched for since their inception. Out went Peyton Krebs and Alex Tuch (along with a 2022 first-round pick and a 2023 second-round pick) and in came the former first-round pick, Eichel, with a 2023 third-round pick.

But the Vegas Golden Knights can nab another Buffalo Sabre come March 8. Casey Mittelstadt has been mentioned in numerous trade rumors, with the Sabres falling out of playoff contention before the trade deadline.

But there's one small problem: Mittelstadt loves the home of buffalo wings (but who wouldn't, honestly?). The 25-year-old forward is also a restricted free agent by the end of this season, as Buffalo's hoping to deliver a new contract with Mittelstadt. Still, the dysfunction of the Sabres might prompt them to trade the center to a contender like Vegas. Plus, that RFA status makes his trade value much more lucrative.

With that, let's explore a potential trade. What does Casey Mittelstadt bring to the table? What will be required to obtain his services? Who else is going after the young forward? Let's dive into the Mittelstadt rumor mill and see if Vegas and Buffalo can work a deal one more time!