Cavan Fitzgerald

Unrestricted Free Agent

Fantasy Summary

While many of his points have come on the power play, Fitzgerald has all the makings of a professional defenseman.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.5
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type Free Agent
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth August 23, 1996
Height 6‘01”
Weight 196 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

June 2019 – Fitzgerald did not get a qualifying offer from the Sharks which means he becomes an unrestricted free agent.  Jokke Nevalainen

October 2017 – Over the years, each Development and Rookie camp was more impressive for Cavan Fitzgerald. His career in the QMJHL looks to have prepared him well for his rookie professional season and has locked down the 5th defender spot with the San Jose Barracuda right out of training camp. Fitzgerald already sees time on the power play. Fitzgerald checks a lot of boxes. He has decent size, good awareness on both ends of the ice and is an able puck distributor. His skating is above-average and does not neglect his own zone. In all, he is a young defender with a complete toolbox that should only get better as he gains experience in the AHL. Zachary DeVine

 

December 2016 – Fitzgerald was not drafted into the QMJHL nor the NHL but, as the saying goes, hard work pays off. The former-Halifax Mooseheads’ defender was a teammate of Timo Meier and after an invite to the Sharks’ development camp, signed a three-year deal with the team. His continued deveopment has been impressive and, during San Jose’s development and rookie camps, he was a standout defender, often paired with Jeremy Roy for an effective pairing with the puck.

Fitzgerald has decent size, skates well and his puck skills are solid as well. He was named captain of the Shawinigan Cataractes for the 2016-17 season and registered nine goals and 13 assists in 17 games before suffering an upper-body injury that will likely keep him out until January. Zachary DeVine


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Pembroke High USHS-MA - - - - - |          
 2011-2012 Sydney Rush NSMMHL 35 5 12 17 24 | Playoffs 3 1 1 2
 2012-2013 Sydney Rush NSMMHL 35 4 21 25 30 | Playoffs 5 0 3 3
 2013-2014 Summerside Western Capitals MJAHL 47 9 24 33 46 | Playoffs 5 3 4 7 15 
  Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 3 1 0 1 0 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0
 2014-2015 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 40 4 27 31 17 | Playoffs 14 0 10 10
 2015-2016 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 32 10 16 26 25 |          
  Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 28 5 14 19 21 | Playoffs 21 3 17 20
 2016-2017 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 47 15 25 40 20 |          
 2017-2018 San Jose Barracuda AHL 46 4 9 13 32 |          
 2018-2019 San Jose Barracuda AHL 66 7 13 20 42 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1
 2019-2020 Charlotte Checkers AHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          

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