Place of Birth
This was Mittelstadt’s last game with the Stars before leaving to complete his high school season with Eden Prairie High. He is expected to return after that season is completed. Mittelstadt is an efficient skater and has the mobility to keep up with most opponents. He is strong on his edges, able to change direction smoothly to react to plays quickly. He has the agility to consistently be apart of the play and is able to create his own space efficiently. Mittelstadt reads the ice well, making plays very quickly and efficiently in all zones of the ice. He understands when to be conservative and aggressive, being able to control play at high and slow pace. He makes a lot of effective passes to move the puck out of the defensive zone and into the offensive zone. Also being able to complete accurate stretch passes consistently. He is very effective at taking away opponents’ space and time quickly, applying good pressure on the puck carrier and making it difficult to find space to make a play with the puck. He battles hard for space in front of the net and clears room for his goalie to see better. He uses his stick actively to poke pucks away and is effective at closing off opponents along the boards. He is consistently looking to taking away space in the defensive zone and is very aware of where he needs to be, closing passing lanes and willing to block shots for his team. He competes hard for the puck in board battles and comes on top with the puck consistently. Mittelstadt is very defensively reliable and is very impactful at getting pucks out of the defensive zone and keeping them out. He needs to improve on his offensive game if he wants to be a complete defenseman and be able to produce points and contribute more in the offensive zone.
Luke Mittelstadt's Reports
|Jan 10/21||Luke Mittelstadt||2321 – Lincoln vs. Fargo||USHL||by Dylan Krill||View Summary|