Frédéric Cassivi

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Frédéric Cassivi
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Cassivi in 2015
Born (1975-06-12) June 12, 1975 (age 41)
Sorel-Tracy, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Atlanta Thrashers
Washington Capitals
Nürnberg Ice Tigers
Vienna Capitals
NHL Draft 210th overall, 1994
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 1995–2013

Frédéric Cassivi (born June 12, 1975 in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Atlanta Thrashers and Washington Capitals. A two-time winner of the Calder Cup in the American Hockey League, Cassivi was inducted to the AHL Hall of Fame in 2015.[1]

Frederic Cassivi

Playing career[edit]

Cassivi was originally drafted at the 1994 NHL Entry Draft in the 9th round, 210th overall, by the Ottawa Senators. Cassivi spent several years in the minors before signing with the Colorado Avalanche in 1999 as a free agent, although he would play primarily for their minor league affiliate the Hershey Bears.[2]

He was traded by the Avalanche to the Atlanta Thrashers in 2002 and would actually make the Thrashers lineup for parts of two seasons.[3] He primarily saw ice time with their AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves. He played for the Chicago Wolves for 3 seasons, 2001–02, 2002–03 and 2003–04. He then played for the AHL Cincinnati Mighty Ducks for the 2004–05 season and posted a season best save percentage of 0.924 and GA of 2.07 with 10 SO, while winning 25 games.

For 2005–06, Cassivi returned to the AHL Hershey Bears and the Washington Capitals and posted his most wins during the regular season, 34, en route to winning the AHL Calder Cup. Cassivi earned the Calder Cup Playoff MVP award, the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy, for his strong play in net during the series. Cassivi ranks fifth all-time in league wins (232) and is tied for eighth all-time in shutouts (24). He also ranks fifth all-time in Hershey wins with 113, fifth in appearances with 246 and seventh in shutouts with nine.[4]

Cassivi ended his professional career in Austria, appearing in 51 games with the Vienna Capitals of the Austrian Hockey League in the 2009–10 season. He briefly came out of retirement in the 2012–13 season, giving relief to the Reading Royals in the ECHL.[5] He also served as an emergency backup the following season.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1991–92 Abitibi Forestiers QMAAA 22 5 17 0 1320 106 0 4.84 3 1 2 180 15 0 5.06
1993–94 Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL 15 2 8 2 0 5.77 .868
1993–94 St. Hyacinthe Lasers QMJHL 20 14 5 1 1 2.34 .917 1 0 0 8 2 0 15.00 .714
1994–95 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 24 9 12 1 1362 105 0 4.63 .881
1994–95 St. Jean Lynx QMJHL 19 12 6 0 1021 55 1 3.23 .887 5 2 3 258 18 0 4.19 .887
1995–96 Thunder Bay Senators CoHL 12 6 4 2 715 51 0 4.28 .872
1995–96 Prince Edward Island Senators AHL 41 20 14 3 2347 128 1 3.27 .901 5 2 3 317 24 0 4.54 .848
1996–97 Syracuse Crunch AHL 55 23 22 8 3069 164 2 3.21 .889 1 0 1 60 3 0 3.01 .893
1997–98 Worcester IceCats AHL 45 20 22 2 2593 140 1 3.24 .891 6 3 3 326 18 0 3.31 .901
1998–99 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 44 21 17 2 2418 123 1 3.05 .903 3 1 2 139 6 0 2.59 .917
1999–00 Hershey Bears AHL 31 14 9 3 1554 78 1 3.01 .905 2 0 1 63 5 0 4.75 .865
2000–01 Hershey Bears AHL 49 17 24 3 2620 124 2 2.84 .906 9 7 2 564 14 1 1.49 .952
2001–02 Hershey Bears AHL 21 6 10 4 1201 50 0 2.50 .919
2001–02 Chicago Wolves AHL 12 6 2 1 625 26 0 2.50 .920 5 2 2 264 11 0 2.50 .923
2001–02 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 6 2 3 0 307 17 0 3.32 .918
2002–03 Chicago Wolves AHL 21 10 8 1 1171 62 0 3.18 .892 2 0 2 90 3 0 2.00 .925
2002–03 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 2 1 1 0 123 11 0 5.37 .810
2003–04 Chicago Wolves AHL 34 15 12 5 1911 82 1 2.57 .920
2004–05 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 46 25 18 2 2549 88 10 2.07 .924 8 2 4 444 21 0 2.84 .903
2005–06 Hershey Bears AHL 61 34 19 6 3538 153 3 2.59 .908 21 16 5 1316 46 4 2.10 .931
2005–06 Washington Capitals NHL 1 0 1 0 59 4 0 4.09 .867
2006–07 Hershey Bears AHL 39 22 10 5 2286 90 3 2.36 .921 19 13 6 1169 51 1 2.62 .908
2006–07 Washington Capitals NHL 4 0 1 1 139 6 0 2.60 .897
2007–08 Hershey Bears AHL 45 20 20 4 2594 138 0 3.19 .901 5 1 3 233 19 0 4.02 .860
2008–09 Nürnberg Ice Tigers DEL 46 20 18 0 2699 124 3 2.76 .911 5 1 4 296 17 0 3.44 .902
2009–10 Vienna Capitals EBEL 51 2.78 .910 12 3.09 .868
2012–13 Reading Royals ECHL 1 0 1 0 58 5 0 5.22 .808
NHL totals 13 3 6 1 628 38 0 3.64 .892

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
AHL
All-Star Game 2001
Calder Cup (Chicago Wolves) 2002
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy 2006
Calder Cup (Hershey Bears) 2006
Hall of Fame 2015 [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hall of Fame inducts Frederic Cassivi". American Hockey League. 2015-01-03. Retrieved 2015-01-03. 
  2. ^ "Avalanche trade backup goalie to Columbus". Canoe.ca. 2000-06-07. Retrieved 2016-05-04. 
  3. ^ "Making the most of it". Colorado Avalanche. 2007-01-31. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  4. ^ "Cassivi excited about outdoor game". Pennlive. 2012-06-15. Retrieved 2012-06-15. 
  5. ^ "Frederic Cassivi attempts comeback, joins Reading Royals". thehockeyhouse.net. 2013-02-24. Retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  6. ^ "Blandina surviving ups and downs of ECHL". ReadingEagle.com. 2014-03-02. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  7. ^ "Hershey Bears great Frederic Cassivi selected to HOF". Pennlive. 2014-11-15. Retrieved 2015-04-02. 

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