Owen Caissie might provide the left-handed power the Padres’ system has been looking for. (Photo: Daniel Lusignan). By selecting Canadian…

One constant we’ve read about you since the draft is about your work ethic. Where did that come from for you?

Caissie:  It comes from my family. My dad is a blue-collar worker, my mom works extremely hard, too.  Just the drive to be better than my peers and people beside me because in Canada, we’re overlooked, and I had to work probably twice as hard to get looked at. I will admit it’s changing, people are realizing we can play. It’s still a stigma on how we’re just hockey players, but I want to make my family proud, too.


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Born in San Diego and raised in Escondido, Mark now calls Phoenix home. Prior to MadFriars, Mark had multiple articles featured on Bleacher Report and SI.com covering the Padres, Angels and Clippers.

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