Casey Cizikas

Hometown:

Toronto Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1991-02-27

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2009

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2009

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

4th round (92nd overall), 2009

Weight:

190 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • A

History

2008-09: Casey Cizikas scored 16 goals with 20 assists in his second season with OHL Mississauga St. Michael's. He had a -15 plus/minus with 39 PMs in 55 games for the second-place Majors and scored nine of his 25 goals on the power play. Cizikas appeared in all 11 playoff games for the Majors and tied with Jared Gomes for the team lead in goals with five. He also had 4 assists and was +1 with 11 PMs. Cizikas was selected by the Islanders in the fourth round (92nd overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft.

2009-10: In his third full season with Mississauga, Cizikas would come on hot, scoring 25 goals and 37 assists for the Majors. Cizikas had a team-best +32 plus/minus and was selected for the OHL All Star Game. In 16 playoff games he scored 7 goals with 7 assists and was -2 with 16 PMs.

2010-11: Cizikas was the third-leading scorer for a Mississauga St. Michael's club that finished with the OHL's best record. He scored a career-best 29 goals with 35 assists and was +43 with 40 PMs. Cizikas scored 11 of his 29 goals on the power play and also had three short-handed goals. In the OHL playoffs he led the Majors in assists (14) despite missing four games and scored 5 goals with a +11 plus/minus as the Majors reached the finals. Cizikas played for Canada at the 2011 World Junior U-20 championship and scored 2 goals with 1 assist and was +1 with 6 PMs in seven games for the silver-medal winning squad. Cizikas signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Islanders in May, 2011.

2011-12: Cizikas made his NHL debut in late February — skating in 15 games with the Islanders after being one of the top scorers for the club's AHL affiliate Bridgeport in his first pro season. He had 4 assists and was plus-one with 6 penalty minutes, averaging 10:36 minutes of ice time before missing the last five games of the season with an "upper body injury". Cizikas was the second-leading scorer for Bridgeport with 15 goals and 30 assists in 52 games and was plus-26 with 30 penalty minutes. He returned to the Sound Tigers for the AHL playoffs an in three games was minus-two with no points and 20 penalty minutes.

 

Talent Analysis

Cizikas is a very versatile player who is able to play any forward position. He is a very smart player and has great vision. If he is put with the right players he is a serious offensive threat.


 

Future

Cizikas is playing for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL in 2012-13. He projects as a top-six forward as early as next season.


 

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