Continuing a look at where some of the incoming Eagles might hear their name called next week, we have Andre Gasseau, a big forward with some scoring ability who also appears to be more than willing to play a physical game as well.
Gasseau played primarily for the US National U18 team last season, where he put up 12 goals and 17 assists over 42 games. None of his skills seem to be at the top end of this draft class, but he reportedly plays a solid 200-foot game and already has the build of an NHL player. At 6’4” and over 200 pounds, Gasseau also boasts a physical style to his game, as reflected by his high penalty totals over the course of his career (including a career high 110 penalty minutes in just 45 games in the 2018-19 season).
It’s clear why someone like Gasseau might interest a team in the middle rounds of the draft. A big body with some offensive upside who might not excel in any one area, but can do well in all three zones could fit on the bottom six of just about any team in the NHL. He’s considered someone who can go as early as the third or fourth round, so keep your ears open on Saturday if you’re following along.