- DOB: 5/4/1995
- Ht: 6-0
- Wt: 180
- Shoots: R
- Years on Team: 1
- School: Oshawa (OHL)
- Hometown: Hartford, CT
2015-16: Made professional hockey debut on Oct. 10 at Rochester…Recorded first professional point with an assist on Oct. 30 @ BGH…Recorded first multi-point night with two assists on Jan. 10 @ HER.
2014-15: Cassels had a very strong fourth season with the Oshawa Generals scoring 30 goals and adding 51 assists in only 54 games. He maintained that pace in the playoffs and was a key member of the Generals that took down Connor McDavid and his Erie Otters on the way to winning the Memorial Cup title against the Kelowna Rockets.
2013-14: Cassels attended his first training camp with the Canucks before returning to Oshawa for his third OHL season. He scored 24 goals with 49 assists, both career highs, and was +7 with 90 penalty minutes in 61 regular season games. He scored 11 power play goals for the Generals. Oshawa finished first in the East Division and reached the Eastern Conference finals. Cassels scored 6 goals with 11 assists and was an even plus/minus with 16 penalty minutes in 12 playoff games. He signed a three-year entry-level contract with Vancouver in December 2013.
2012-13: Cassels returned to Oshawa for his second season and skated in the inaugural CCM All-American Prospects Game. He scored 15 goals with 28 assists and in 64 games for the Generals and was +7 with 61 penalty minutes. Oshawa was second in the East Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. In nine playoff games Cassels scored 1 goal and was -2 with 14 penalty minutes. He was ranked 120th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Vancouver in the third round (85th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.
2011-12: Cassels skated in 64 games for Oshawa in his first OHL season and played for Canada Ontario in the 2012 U17 World Hockey Challenge. He scored 3 goals with 8 assists and was +1 with 31 penalty minutes with the Generals. Oshawa was third in the East Division. In the six-game playoff series against Niagara he scored 1 goal and was an even plus/minus with 6 penalty minutes. Cassels scored 1 goal with 2 assists and had 6 penalty minutes in six games at the WHC.
PERSONAL: Father is Andrew Cassels, a sixteen year NHL veteran who played for the Montreal Canadiens, Hartford Whalers, Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Washington Capitals.