UND forward Drake Caggiula went undrafted once again in June, but he’s clearly on the radar of at least one NHL team now.
The Buffalo Sabres invited Caggiula to their development camp as a free agent and Rochester Americans coach Chadd Cassidy, who has been running the camp, had glowing things to say about the junior-to-be.
Caggiula scored two goals Tuesday night during his team’s 5-1 victory in a scrimmage.
On a story posted on sabres.com, Cassidy talked about Caggiula’s performance.
“He’s been really good. Real good skill level, nice release and certainly knows what to do with the puck around the net,” Cassidy told sabres.com. “This is the first viewing that I’ve ever gotten of him, but I’ve been really impressed with him.
“I think he makes plays at speed and he’s one of the few smaller players that we brought in, but he plays at a really good pace and he’s made players around him better all week. He’s made a good impression on us.”
Caggiula has showed high-end skills since stepping foot on campus two years ago and added more consistency last season. He’s a candidate to be a breakout player this season.