Casey Fitzgerald

Buffalo Sabres
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Fantasy Summary

Fitzgerald has great hands and offensive instincts, but a long road ahead in order to make it to the NHL.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth February 25, 1997
Height 5‘11”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 3; Overall: 86

Observations

July 2019 – Casey Fitzgerald is coming off of his final season with Boston College. His offensive production slowed down in his senior season, but he still possesses great two-way attributes. He’s always fighting for the puck and playing on the boards. The Sabres wanted Fitzgerald to beef up his physicality and he did just that last season. After the Boston College season concluded, Fitzgerald joined the Rochester Americans and managed to muster up three points in four AHL games. While Fitzgerald had some offensive success in his short stint with the Americans, his offensive production will likely tail off as he’s projected to be more of a stay-at-home defenseman. At this point in time, Fitzgerald needs more time in the minors, he’s nowhere close to being a potential call-up. Josh Tessler

 

January 2018 – One of the more underrated prospects in the system, Fitzgerald has been a remarkably consistent point producer in the college ranks. In his junior year with the Boston College Golden Eagles, he’s sporting the ‘C’ and hovering right around his career pace with 12 points in 20 games. While this might not seem terribly impressive, this is the fourth highest mark on the team with the leading scorer on BC only having 18 points and the next highest scoring d-man to Fitzgerald has 8. Brad Phillips

January 2016 – Drafted one year after his first year of eligibility, Casey Fitzgerald has been showing scouts why he should’ve been selected in 2015. While small, he is always moving his feet and playing with the pace. Fitzgerald is a terrific puck-mover and skater and he can also make a great first pass. During the 2017 World Juniors, Fitzgerald saw time on the 2nd pair while also working on the powerplay. Fitzgerald has a bright future and could become an offensively gifted breakout defenseman if molded and brought up the right way. Max Marko


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Malden Catholic High USHS-Prep 21 2 16 18 - |          
 2012-2013 Malden Catholic High USHS-Prep 25 6 17 23 12 |          
  Valley Jr. Warriors U16 MHSL U16 12 4 5 9 0 |          
 2013-2014 USNTDP Juniors USHL 33 2 1 3 18 |          
  U.S. National U17 Team USDP 52 3 8 11 41 |          
  USA U17 WHC-17 6 0 2 2 2 |          
 2014-2015 USNTDP Juniors USHL 22 3 5 8 53 |          
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 57 9 16 25 67 |          
  USA U18 WJC-18 7 1 3 4 4 |          
 2015-2016 Boston College NCAA 39 4 23 27 46 |          
 2016-2017 Boston College NCAA 37 5 17 22 46 |          
  USA U20 WJC-20 7 0 3 3 6 |          
 2017-2018 Boston College NCAA 36 6 13 19 45 |          
 2018-2019 Boston College NCAA 39 2 12 14 26 |          
  Rochester Americans AHL 4 1 2 3 0 |          
 2019-2020 Rochester Americans AHL 25 2 6 8 30 |          

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