23-Year-Old Center – New York Islanders
Casey Cizikas Contract Information:
Signed a two-year, $2 million contract with the Islanders in July of 2014.
Cizikas is dealing with a back injury, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Casey Cizikas – simply subscribe now.
Age is determined on October 1st of each season.No Yes
|Oct 18||at PIT||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||0||12:00||0:04|
|Oct 14||at NYR||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||1||0.0||3||0||13:06||0:00|
|Oct 10||at CAR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||1||0||18:36||0:00|
Casey Cizikas: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Cizikas was finally given his chance to earn a full-time role with the Isles and responded positively as a bottom-six forward. He's not likely to see a promotion this season as he is what he is -- a checking forward whose job it is to keep the other team's best offensive players in check. That being said, double digit goals should be within his capability.
Cizikas played 15 games with the Isles last season without scoring a goal but he is expected to develop into a solid offensive player for the organization. The biggest problem for Cizikas could be where to play him. He is a center, but the Isles already have John Tavares, Frans Nielsen and up-and-coming star Ryan Strome at the position. Cizikas may have to learn to play one of the wings in order to become a top six forward for the club, as his opportunities are limited heading into camp.
Cizikas is set to begin his professional career this season, most likely with Bridgeport of the AHL. He is not the Islanders' top prospect but certainly is someone who could develop into a top-six forward. Cizikas had 54 goals between his last two seasons in the AHL and could be ready to fight for a roster spot as soon as October of 2012.
Cizikas is only 19 years of age, but is progressing nicely through the Islanders system. He had his best season to date with Mississauga of the OHL with 25 goals and 62 points last season. He is still two or three years away from being ready to compete for a spot with the Isles however.
Drafted in the fourth round by the Islanders in the 2009 Draft, Cizikas will play for Mississauga (OHL) in 2009-10. He needs a lot of seasoning before being considered for a spot in the NHL.