17-year old Ryan Casselman is having a very strong rookie season with the Pembroke Lumber Kings after making the jump from Junior C where he spent the 2013-14 season. Casselman is a fearless competitor who does not shy away from playing an “In your face” style. Along with his feisty style of play, he has the offensive ability to put up points while also being trusted to play in all game situations as he is defensively responsible.
The 5-7, 150 lb Napanee, Ontario native is a product of the Quinte Red Devils AAA Program where he put up 6 goals and 15 points in his Minor Midget season in 2012-13.
Casselman would make the jump to Junior hockey at 16-years old where he would dress for his hometown Napanee Raiders. In his 1st and only season in the Empire B Junior C Hockey League, he posted 24 goals and 47 points, finishing second in team scoring and being named league Rookie of the Year.
Congrats to Napanee's Ryan Casselman on being named Empire B Rookie of the Year!
— 88.7 myFM (@887myFM)
Following his Junior C season, the Pembroke Lumber Kings were impressed enough that they would acquire Casselman in early June. He would have a productive pre-season as he posted 2 goals and 5 points in 4 games, forcing Pembroke to take a chance with him. They would not be disappointed as he went on to finish 7th in team scoring with 15 goals and 39 points in 59 games. He currently has 1 goal in 4 games during the Lumber Kings playoff run where they recently advanced to the CCHL Semi Finals after knocking out the Brockville Braves in 5 games.
Ryan Casselman has scored his 1st of the playoffs for , 5-0 as they are poised to finish off in 5.
— Andrew Foote (@afooteCCHL)