Casey Gerstein joined the Eels in 2021 and made an immediate impact on the squad. At 6’2” 198 lbs., he made his physical presence known and felt on the ice.
He is a power forward, strong skater, and plays an extremely physical game. He has a hard heavy shot and can put the puck in the net.
In 12 regular season games for the Eels, he tallied six goals and four assists. In the playoffs he played in 7 games and scored four goals with one assist. He was named twice “Player of the Game," including a game-winner.
He came from Canada where he played for the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners where he was equally strong. In 54 games in 2019-20, he tallied 14 goals and 15 assists.
College coaches recognized his intensity, determination and compete level to augment his skill set. He has a high hockey IQ.
Casey had many choices for college after coming to the Eels and their performance in the Playoffs and Nationals. But one school resonated to the top and that was King's College.
Coach Tom Seravalli knows the Eels and their program. He got to see them quite a few times and he liked what he saw in Gerstein. Casey loved everything about the college, its academics, the coaches and the hockey program. This was a perfect fit.
We wish Casey the best of luck in his college career. We know he will be an impactful player.