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Frederic Cassivi
Frederic Cassivi
Goaltender
(kuh-SIH-vee)
Number: 35
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 220
Catches: Left
Born: Jun 12, 1975
Birthplace: Sorel, QC, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent, Aug. 11, 2005
Drafted: OTT / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 9th (210th overall)
A veteran of 13 NHL games who backstopped the Hershey Bears to their ninth Calder Cup championship in 2006.

2006-07
Made four appearances for the Capitals in his second year with the Washington organization … Went 0-1-1 with a 2.59 GAA and a .897 save percentage … Stopped 17 of 18 shots (a season-best .944 save percentage) in 44:53 played during shootout loss vs. FLA (2/27) … Posted a season-best 28 saves in his only start of the year, a 3-0 loss at TOR (3/6) … Had a 22-10-5 record and 2.36 GAA in 39 games with Hershey (AHL) … Made a team-high 1,047 saves on 1,137 shots against (.921) … Recorded three shutouts … Won his 200th career AHL game at Norfolk (12/6) … Missed 43 days with a collarbone injury and returned with 37 saves in a 2-1 win at Hartford (2/2) … Started all 19 playoff games for the Bears, with a 13-6 record, a 2.62 GAA and one shutout.

Career
2005-06: Made his Capitals debut with 26 saves vs. NJ (11/11) … Played 61 regular-season games for Hershey, posting a 34-19-6 record, 2.59 GAA and .908 save percentage … Ranked first in the AHL in wins (34), first in minutes (3,537), second in saves (1,502) and 10th in GAA (2.59) … First Bear to register 30 or more wins in a season since J.F. Labbe in 1996-97 … Led the AHL in postseason games played (21), wins (16) and shutouts (four) … Posted a 2.10 GAA in the Calder Cup championship run … Won Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as the most valuable player in 2006 playoffs.
2004-05: Posted a 25-18-2 record in 46 games for Cincinnati (AHL) … Led the AHL with 10 shutouts … Tied for eighth in the league in GAA (2.07), a career best, and tied for 11th in save percentage (.924).
2003-04: Recorded a 2.57 GAA for Chicago (AHL) in 34 games … Posted a 15-12-5 record.
2002-03: Earned two NHL starts with ATL (1-1-0, 5.37 GAA) … Posted a 10-8-1 record and a 3.18 GAA in 21 games for Chicago.
2001-02: Recalled to ATL twice after he was acquired by the Thrashers … Made NHL debut in relief of Milan Hnilicka at TB (3/20), stopping 12 of 13 shots … Posted first NHL victory against NYR (3/22) … Turned aside 50 shots in 3-2 overtime victory at OTT (3/23) … Played 21 games and posted a 2.50 GAA for Hershey before being traded to ATL (1/24)… Won his 100th AHL game while playing for Hershey, 12/16 vs. Albany … Started 12 games for Chicago, posting a 6-2-1 record and a 2.50 GAA … Played in five playoff games for Chicago, posting a 2.50 GAA.
2000-01: Named the starting goaltender for Canada in the AHL All-Star Game … Posted a 2.84 GAA in 49 games for Hershey … Recorded two shutouts, posting at least one shutout for the fifth consecutive season … Notched a 7-2 record and led all AHL goaltenders with a 1.49 GAA in 2001 Calder Cup playoffs… Led the Bears to the Western Conference Finals.
1999-00: Began his first stint with Hershey, posting a 14-9-3 record in 31 games … Posted a 3.01 GAA.
1998-99: Played 44 games for Cincinnati (IHL), posting a 21-17-2 record and a 3.05 GAA … Played in three playoff games and posted a 2.59 GAA.
1997-98: Posted a 3.24 GAA in 45 games for the Worcester IceCats (AHL) … Appeared in six playoff games, posting a 3.31 GAA.
1996-97: Appeared in 55 games for Syracuse (AHL) … Posted two shutouts.
1995-96: Played 12 games for Thunder Bay (ColHL), posting a 6-4-2 record … Played his first professional season with the Prince Edward Island Senators (AHL), posting a 3.27 GAA in 41 games.

Junior Career
1994-95: Split his second QMJHL season between Halifax (9-12-1, 4.63 GAA) and St.-Jean Lynx (12-6-0, 3.23) … Appeared in five playoff games for St.-Jean.
1993-94: Began his QMJHL career with the St. Hyacinthe Lasers, posting a 4.35 GAA and one shutout in 35 games.

NHL Transactions
Ottawa’s ninth-round choice, 210th overall, in the 1994 Entry Draft … Signed as a free agent by Colorado, Aug. 17, 1999 ... Traded to Atlanta by Colorado for Brett Clark, Jan. 24, 2002 … Signed as a free agent by Washington, Aug. 11, 2005.

Personal
Hobbies include reading and playing the guitar … Enjoys playing golf, tennis and volleyball … Tennis is his favorite sport other than hockey … Mario Lemieux is his favorite athlete.
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