Casey Bailey
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Casey Bailey

Hometown:

Anchorage Alaska

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1991-10-27

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

Trade with Toronto, 2016

Weight:

195 lbs.

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History

2008-09: Casey Bailey was the leading scorer for the North Stars Tier 1 U18 team in Anchorage, Alaska. He scored 15 goals with 16 assists and had a team-high 50 penalty minutes in 16 games. 

2009-10: Bailey skated for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in the British Columbia Hockey League in his first season of junior hockey. He scored 13 goals with 11 assists and had 43 penalty minutes in 51 regular season games. The Bulldogs finished first in the Coastal Division, defeating Nanaimo in a first-round series before falling to Powell River in seven games. Bailey had 2 assists with 2 penalty minutes in 13 playoff games.  

2010-11:Bailey was the second-leading scorer for Alberni Valley behind Josh Mitchell in his second season with the Bulldogs. He scored a team-leading 28 goals with 30 assists and 74 penalty minutes in 60 regular season games. Alberni Valley finished sixth in the Coastal Division and were swept by Langley in a first-round series. Bailey scored 4 goals with 3 assists and 4 penalty minutes in four playoff games. 

2011-12: Bailey played for the Omaha Lancers in the USHL in his third season of junior hockey. In November 2011 he committed to playing college hockey at Penn State in 2012-13. He was the Lancers’ second-leading scorer behind St. Cloud State recruit Jimmy Murray and led Omaha with 83 penalty minutes. Bailey scored 27 goals with 33 assists and was +4 in 60 regular season games. The Lancers finished second in the Western Conference, falling to Waterloo in a playoff quarterfinal series. Bailey scored 2 goals with 2 assists and was -2 with 6 penalty minutes in four playoff games. 

2012-13: Bailey was the leading scorer for Penn State University as a freshman. In 26 games he scored 14 goals with 13 assists and 36 penalty minutes. The Nittany Lions program, long dominant at the club hockey level, played as a Division I independent in its first season of varsity hockey since the 1940’s, Penn State finished with a record of 13-14-0.  

2013-14: Bailey attended the Boston Bruins development camp in July before returning to Penn State for his sophomore season. Skating in 32 of 36 games for the Nittany Lions, he scored 9 goals with 4 assists and was -21 with 20 penalty minutes. Bailey scored four of his nine goals on the power play. Penn State finished last in the six-team Big 10 Hockey Conference in the league’s first season. The Nittany Lions defeated Michigan 2-1 in double overtime in a conference quarterfinal game before falling to Wisconsin, 2-1, in the Big 10 semifinals.

2014-15: Bailey signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Maple Leafs in March 2014 following his junior season at Penn State. He made his NHL debut with Toronto in a game against Florida on March 26th. In six games with the Leafs he scored 1 goal — in the season finale against Montreal — and was +1 with 2 penalty minutes, averaging 9 minutes of ice time. Bailey was one of the nation’s top scorers skating on a line with sophomore David Goodwin and senior Taylor Holmstrom in what would be his final season of college hockey. He led the Nittany Lions with 22 goals and had 18 assists, finishing +11 with 37 penalty minutes in 37 games. Penn State finished fourth in the Big 10 but did not receive an NCAA tournament bid after falling to fifth-place Ohio State, 3-1, in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals. 

Talent Analysis

Bailey is a big power forward who likes to shoot the puck. He has great vision and is good at getting into the soft spots of a defense's coverage. He is strong on the puck and skates with speed and strength. The epitome of a "late bloomer" he competes at a high level and enjoys playing in tight spaces. He will likely require some time to adapt to the higher skill level and faster, stronger players in pro hockey.

Future

Bailey was traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Ottawa Senators in a 9-player deal that also included Dion Phaneuf, Matt Frattin, Ryan Rupert, and Cody Donaghey. Going back to the Leafs are Jared Cowen, Colin Greening, Milan Michalek, Tobias Lindberg, and a draft pick.

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