Cole Cassels-Courtesy of zimbio

Cole Cassels, C

Shoots: Right

Height: 601

Weight: 178

Born: 1995-05-04

Hometown:  Hartford, CT

Drafted: 2013 Vancouver Canucks, 85th overall








June 2014 – Drafted as a defense-first center, Cassels was expected to make a reasonable improvement from his 40-point season while honing the defensive skills that would make him stick in the NHL. Instead, he came blazing out of the gate with 27 points in 18 games before bring temporarily derailed by a lower-body injury. The nagging injury put a damper on his totals for a while, and he ended up with a “mere” 24 goals and 73 points. His build is average for his age, and he will have to bulk up for the NHL. Blessed with some of the vision of his father Andrew, former Canuck playmaker, as well as the defensive awareness of an elite two-way centre, Andrew has displayed some potential beyond what was hoped for from a third rounder. Austin Wallace



Fantasy Outlook: B

His hands are above average, but it is his passing and hockey-IQ, on both sides of the ice, that separate him from the pack. He will likely break into the NHL on the third line, but he projects as a playmaking second-line center.




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