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

 

 

 

 

 

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September 2014 - Due to the fact that Cassels had been battling mononucleosis over the summer, he was not cleared for the Canucks Young Stars tournament, and was sent back to junior. The Generals have announced Cassels as their captain for the season opener as over-ager Josh Brown attempts to earn a contract in the NHL. We will find out soon whether he'll be keeping it. Mike Barrett

 

 

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. 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.  Austin Wallace

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C+

He will likely break into the NHL on the third line, but he projects as a playmaking second-line center.

 

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