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Aug. 9: Capitals Sign Free Agent Andrew Cassels

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

Capitals Sign Free Agent Andrew Cassels



WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 9, 2005 - The Washington Capitals today signed free agent center Andrew Cassels, who most recently played in the NHL with the Columbus Blue Jackets, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Cassels, 36, was selected 17th overall (first round) by Montreal in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. The 6' 1", 185-pound native of Bramalea, Ont., recorded six goals and 20 assists (26 points) and 26 penalty minutes in 58 games with the Blue Jackets in 2003-04.

In 15 NHL seasons Cassels has totaled 200 goals, 520 assists (720 points) and 396 penalty minutes in 984 games. He enjoyed his best season in 1992-93 when he recorded 21 goals, 64 assists (85 points) and 62 penalty minutes in 84 games with the Hartford Whalers. Cassels was second on the Blue Jackets in scoring (68 points) in 2002-03. He reached the 20-goal level for the fourth time and the 40-assist plateau for the seventh time in his NHL career that season.

Prior to turning pro in 1989-90, Cassels played junior hockey for the Ottawa 67s of the Ontario Hockey League. He was named OHL Rookie of the Year in 1987 and OHL Most Valuable Player in 1988.

Capitals season-ticket and partial plans for the 2005-06 season are now available. Season-ticket prices were reduced by an average of 11% last summer and will start at as low as $14 per game. Recently the Capitals announced an additional 5% rebate on all season and partial plans renewed or purchased before to Sept. 1. Call 202-266-CAPS or visit WashingtonCaps.com for information.  Plan holders can also take advantage of the Caps PowerPay option - monthly payments with no fees or charges.

Andrew Cassels

 Position: Center
Birthday: July 23, 1969 (Bramalea, Ont.)
Height: 6-1         Weight: 185         Shoots: Left
Acquired: Signed as a free agent, Aug. 9, 2005. 

Career Statistics:

                                                                                 Regular Season                                             Playoffs

Year        Team                        League          GP      G       A     Pts      PIM          GP      G       A     Pts   PIM

1986-87    Ottawa 67s                 OHL               66      26      66      92         28            11       5       9      14       7     

1987-88    Ottawa 67s                 OHL               61      48  *103  *151         39            16       8    *24    *32      13

1988-89    Ottawa 67s                 OHL               56      37      97    134         66            12       5      10      15      10     

1989-90    Sherbrooke                 AHL               55      22      45      67         25            12       2      11      13       6

               Montreal                    NHL                 6       2       0       2          2              -        -        -        -        -     

1990-91    Montreal                    NHL               54       6      19      25         20             8       0       2       2       2     

1991-92    Hartford                     NHL               67      11      30      41         18             7       2       4       6       6     

1992-93    Hartford                     NHL               84      21      64      85         62              -        -        -        -        -     

1993-94    Hartford                     NHL               79      16      42      58         37              -        -        -        -        -     

1994-95    Hartford                     NHL               46       7      30      37         18              -        -        -        -        -     

1995-96    Hartford                     NHL               81      20      43      63         39              -        -        -        -        -

1996-97    Hartford                     NHL               81      22      44      66         46              -        -        -        -        -     

1997-98    Calgary                     NHL               81      17      27      44         32              -        -        -        -        -

1998-99    Calgary                     NHL               70      12      25      37         18              -        -        -        -        -

1999-00    Vancouver                  NHL               79      17      45      62         16              -        -        -        -        -

2000-01    Vancouver                  NHL               66      12      44      56         10              -        -        -        -        -     

2001-02    Vancouver                  NHL               53      11      39      50         22             6       2       1       3       0

2002-03    Columbus                  NHL               79      20      48      68         30              -        -        -        -        -

2003-04    Columbus                  NHL               58       6      20      26         26              -        -        -        -        -

 

               TOTALS                  NHL             984    200    520    720       396            21       4       7      11       8

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