Cole Cassels
Born (1995-05-04)May 4, 1995,
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
179 lb (81 kg; 12 st 11 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
AHL team
F. teams
WBS Penguins
Utica Comets
Grizzlys Wolfsburg
Belleville Senators
NHL Draft 85th overall, 2013
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 2015–present

Cole Cassels (born May 4, 1995) is an American professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Playing career[edit | edit source]

With early years spent with the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets, he played junior ice hockey for the Oshawa Generals, winning the Memorial Cup with the team in 2015. He was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the third round (85th overall) in 2013. He signed an entry-level contract with the Canucks in 2013.[1]

At the conclusion of his rookie contract with the Canucks having played exclusively with American Hockey League affiliate, the Utica Comets, Cassels was not tendered a qualifying offer by the Canucks and was free to pursue free agency on June 25, 2018.[2]

On July 31, 2018, Cassels signed his first contract abroad, agreeing to a one-year deal with German outfit, Grizzlys Wolfsburg of the DEL.[3] In his only season with the Grizzlys in 2018–19, Cassels registered 23 points through 50 games, before leaving at the conclusion of the regular season as a free agent on March 8, 2019.[4]

Approaching the 2019–20 season, he returned to the AHL in attending the Belleville Senators training camp. Upon his release from Belleville, Cassels resumed his North American career, agreeing to a contract with the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL on October 2, 2019.[5] He played 7 games with the Grizzlies, amassing 10 points before he returned to Belleville on a professional tryout contract on November 1, 2019.[6] Cassels made 24 appearances with Belleville, contributing with 3 goals and 8 points, before leaving for fellow AHL club, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in securing an AHL contract for the remainder of the season on January 4, 2020.[7]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Cassels is the son of former NHL player Andrew Cassels. Cole spent most of his childhood living in Dublin, Ohio. He was born in Hartford, when his father was a member of the Hartford Whalers.

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 Oshawa Generals OHL 64 3 8 11 31 6 1 0 1 6
2012–13 Oshawa Generals OHL 64 15 28 43 51 9 1 0 1 14
2013–14 Oshawa Generals OHL 61 24 49 73 90 12 6 11 17 16
2014–15 Oshawa Generals OHL 54 30 51 81 100 16 6 13 19 12
2015–16 Utica Comets AHL 67 2 5 7 24 4 1 0 1 0
2016–17 Utica Comets AHL 66 6 5 11 33
2017–18 Utica Comets AHL 69 7 19 26 70 5 2 1 3 2
2018–19 Grizzlys Wolfsburg DEL 50 7 16 23 44
2019–20 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 7 2 8 10 8
2019–20 Belleville Senators AHL 24 3 5 8 10
2019–20 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 28 6 13 19 10
AHL totals 254 24 47 71 147 9 3 1 4 2

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 Canada Ontario U17 Bronze medal icon.svg 6 1 2 3 6
Junior totals 6 1 2 3 6

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External links[edit | edit source]

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