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6-0 / 204
WILLIAM PATRICK CASS; born September 30, 1980 ... shoots left ... played the 1997-98 and 1998-99 seasons for the U.S. National Development Team in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... played his first two years at Catholic Memorial (Mass.) High School.
AS A JUNIOR (2001-02):
Played in 36 games, including all 24 HOCKEY EAST contests ... missed both games in the Silverado Shootout with a back injury ... registered eight points -- three goals and five assists; two of his three goals came in special team situations ... tallied five points -- one goal and four assists -- in league action ... netted a shorthanded goal against Alaska-Anchorage in the second round of the Nye Frontier Classic (10/13) ... scored his first collegiate power-play goal in the Eagles' Beanpot win over Harvard (2/11) ... scored a third-period goal at Merrimack (2/16) ... assisted on the team's first goal four times.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2000-01):
Played in 40 games; missed three games (Harvard, at Northeastern, at Maine) after suffering a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee in practice on Nov. 25 ? registered six assists ? notched his first assist of the season on A.J. Walker's second-period goal in a 3-2 win at Denver (10/21) ? tallied one assist in each of the team's two Beanpot victories -- against Harvard (2/5) and Boston University (2/12).
AS A FRESHMAN (1999-2000):
Played in 41 games; missed one game - against Northeastern in the HOCKEY EAST Tournament's quarterfinal round - with an injured shoulder ? registered nine points - one goal and eight assists ? tallied two multiple-point games ? notched his first collegiate point with a third-period assist in the Eagles' 5-4 win over Vermont in the Vermont Hockey Classic in Burlington, Vermont ? recorded two assists in a home victory over Providence (1/23) ? scored one goal and added two assists in a 7-2 win at Northeastern (3/2) ? tallied two assists in postseason play - one against Northeastern in the first game of the HOCKEY EAST Tournament quarterfinal round series (3/10), the other on Mike Mottau's game-tying, third-period goal against St. Lawrence in the NCAA Tournament's semifinal round (4/6).
Registered 17 points - six goals and 11 assists - for the U.S. National Development Team in 1998-99 ... tallied 31 points - 10 goals and 21 assists - in 1997-98 ... played for head coach Jeff Jackson ... was a two-time All-Catholic Conference selection at Catholic Memorial High School ... earned Quincy Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic honors in 1996-97 ... recorded 30 points - five goals and 25 assists as a sophomore (1996-97) ... earned Hockey Night in Boston (HNIB) All-Sophomore accolades; also gained Defensive MVP honors ... was a member of the U.S. National 17 Team that competed in the Six Nations Tournament In Yuroslav, Russia ... also played for the U.S. National Under-18 Team in the first-ever USA Freedom Challenge in Lake Placid, N.Y. (Dec. 1998).
Enrolled as a sociology major in the College of Arts & Sciences ... graduated from Huron (Mich.) High School in June 1999 ... was the 2001-02 recipient of the Martin Family Hockey Scholarship ? was selected by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the fifth round (153rd overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft ? Bill is the oldest of Marjie Aruda and John Cass' three children.
CASS' CAREER STATISTICS