The 2010 AAA Draft (rosters, picks, discussion, etc.)
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10-15-2010, 08:00 AM
Corvo, now w crazy
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Durham NC
this one should come as no surprise given who we have as our 2nd line LW.
The Johnstown Jets select C Andrew Cassels
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Cassels was coveted by the Montreal Canadiens while playing junior in Ottawa, particularly after 1987-88 when he had a league-leading 103 assists and 151 points. The Habs had drafted him the previous summer, 17th overall, and another year later he played for Canada at the 1989 World Juniors.
The OHL's MVP in 1988, Cassels started his first NHL games the following year with the Habs but spent the majority of the year in the minors. The next year, he was back for good, but the Habs gave up on him after he managed just six goals. He was traded to Hartford and blossomed into a decent scorer, three times hitting the 20-goal mark. After six seasons in Hartford, Cassels was sent to Calgary in 1997-98 and then moved to Vancouver in 1999-00, all the while contributing offensively.
A silver medalist with Canada's World Championship team in 1996,Cassels signed as a free agent with the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2002-03, after three seasons in Vancouver. Upon his arrival with Columbus, Cassels became one the team's leaders both on and off the ice and in 2003-04 surpassed the 700-point plateau for his career.
Following a lock out season in 2004-05, Cassels was acquired by the Washington Capitals in the summer of 2005. However, Cassels was released by the club midway through the season.
In 16 NHL seasons, Cassels saw action in 1015 games and recorded 204 goals and 528 assists for 732 points.
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This is Andrew Cassels.
If you ever needed a definition of a heady hockey player, it was Andrew Cassels.
Cassels was a very intelligent player, blessed with terrific hockey instincts.
A poor man's Adam Oates,
he was one of the best play makers of his generation.
He was a creative puck mover, as good a puck distributor on his back hand as on his forehand. He knew when and where to move the puck. And he knew his targets inside out, as he spent countless hours in practice as the set up man for various shooting drills.
I was happy to see Cassels head to Hartford. By 1992-93 he became the Whalers top line center and a regular on both specialty team units.
He formed great chemistry with speedster Geoff Sanderson on left wing.
Cassels enjoyed six solid seasons with the Whalers, but he was not part of the franchise move to Carolina for the 1997-98 season. Instead the newly minted Hurricanes traded Cassels and a prospect goaltender named Jean Sebastian Giguere (I bet you did not remember he was part of either the Hartford or Calgary organizations!) in exchange for ******* and Gary Roberts.
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