2008-09: A native of suburban Montreal, Yasin Cisse headed to the USHL to pursue a college hockey career rather than going the major junior route. In 31 games with the Des Moines Buccanneers he scored 2 goals and adding 6 assists for 8 points.
2009-10: Cisse's second season with the Buccaneers ended in December after 18 games when he was cut in the ankle by an opponent's skate blade and tore a tendon. He had 13 goals and 6 assists for 19 points.
2010-11: A hard luck player of the year candidate, Cisse broke his ankle in his first game for Boston University and missed the rest of the season. Having missed the better part of two years with injuries, Cisse needs to set “stay healthy for the coming season” as his minimum goal.
2011-12: Cisse skated in 25 games for Boston University as a red-shirt freshman. Playing mostly in a lower line role, he scored 2 goals with 3 assists and was minus-one with 24 penalty minutes. The Terriers finished third in Hockey East and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament after reaching the Hockey East tournament semifinals.
Cisse physically fits the Thrashers' trend of trying to find big, physical power forwards. He is a goal scorer with good size, but the lost time due to injury makes him a bit of an unknown at this time. He is committed to Boston University so he will have time to develop and mature physically to handle the tougher going as he advances to the pro game.
Cisse has left Boston University to play in the QMJHL for the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada.