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Casey Cizikas
Born February 27, 1991 (1991-02-27) (age 22),

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Height


Weight

5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)

190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)

Position Center
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)

Cur. team

New York Islanders
Ntl. team Canada
NHL Draft 92nd overall, 2009

New York Islanders

Playing career 2007–present
Medal record
Competitor for Canada
Ice hockey
World U17 Hockey Challenge
Gold 2008 Canada
Cizikas

Cizikas, skating around a Toronto Maple Leafs defender.

Casey Cizikas
(born February 27, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). He was selected in the fourth round #92 overall by the New York Islanders in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Playing careerEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Canada
Ice hockey
World U17 Hockey Challenge
Gold 2008 Canada

Cizikas was named MVP of the 2006-2007 OHL cup [2] and was acquired in the 1st Round (3rd overall) in the 2007 OHL draft.[3] He was later selected to the OHL All-Rookie team and in 2010, was named an OHL Eastern Conference all star.[4]

International playEdit

Cizikas recorded nine points in six games with no penalty minutes to help Team Canada-Ontario win a gold medal at the 2008 World U17 Hockey Challenge.

Personal LifeEdit

In 2009 Cizikas was found guilty of manslaughter for a rugby game incident that led to the accidental death of Manny Castillo. In a rugby game in Mississauga in 2007, Cizikas tackled Castillo in what was described by Cizikas as a headlock. Castillo died of a head injury two days later. It was noted by physicians that two weeks prior to the battle with Cizikas, Castillo suffered a major concussion. One doctor testified that Castillo’s concussion was so severe, he should have been held out of competition with physical contact for a full year. The Castillo family supported Cizikas throughout his ordeal and believed Manny’s death was an accident. The family asked that Cizikas be spared punishment. However, because the tackle led to a death, their request could not be met. Cizikas was found by Judge Bruce Duncan to have used “unnecessary force” and convicted him of manslaughter. He was given a sentence of one year probation and 100 hours of community service. Manuel Castillo - Manny’s father - gave an emotional impact statement that called for fighting in youth hockey to be abolished, but again did not blame Cizikas for his son’s death.[5]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Mississauga St. Michael's Majors OHL 62 18 23 41 41 4 1 2 3 6
2008–09 Mississauga St. Michael's Majors OHL 55 16 20 36 39 11 5 4 9 11
2009–10 Mississauga St. Michael's Majors OHL 68 25 37 62 77 16 7 7 14 16
OHL totals 185 59 80 139 157 31 13 13 26 33

InternationalEdit

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Canada-Ontario World U17 Hockey Challenge 6 4 5 9 0
Junior int'l totals 6 4 5 9 0

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