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 NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY- HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2016


 Chadd Cassidy - St John's Academy


 

Chadd Cassidy is a 91’ graduate of Seton Catholic. He was part of the St. John’s Academy State Championship team in 1989. After high school Cassidy played at North Country Community College (91-93) and Cortland State University (93-95).


Cassidy joined Northwood School as the Head Coach of the Northwood Jr. Hockey Club for the 2015-16 School year. Northwood set a school record of 45 wins against just 5 losses this season.  A Lake Placid native, Cassidy spent the four previous years with the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. As Head Coach of the Amerks, Cassidy led the team to two playoff berths in three years. He joined the Amerks organization following five seasons as an assistant coach at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program (NTDP). During his tenure with USA Hockey, Cassidy helped lead Team USA to Gold Medals in the 2009 and 2011 U-18 IIHF World Championships and a Silver Medal in 2007. He was also part of the staff for the Gold Medal Team in the 2010 World Hockey Under 17 Hockey Challenge. 


Some notable players during Cassidy's tenure with USA Hockey include Kevin Shattenkirk (Boston University/St. Louis Blues), James Van Riemsdyk (University of New Hampshire/Toronto Maple Leafs), Colin Wilson (Boston University/Nashville Predators), Cam Fowler (Windsor Spitfires/Anaheim Ducks), JT Miller (Plymouth Whalers/New York Rangers), John Gibson (Kitchener Rangers/Anaheim Ducks), Rocco Grimaldi (University of North Dakota/Florida Panthers) Jake Mc Cabe (Wisconsin/Buffalo Sabres and Connor Murphy (Sarnia Sting/Phoenix Coyotes). 


Cassidy has been Married 11 years to his wife Tara. They have two children, Sheldon (10) and Ireland (6). 

        

 

Chadd was inducted into the New York State High School Hockey- Hall of Fame, March 2016, for his dedication to the sport as a truly great player and coach who has contributed noteworthy service to New York State high school hockey.
 
 

The New York State High School Hockey- Hall of Fame, located in the Lake Placid Olympic Center's '80 Rink hallway,  recognizes former outstanding Players, Coaches and Teams that have contributed noteworthy service to New York State high school hockey.


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