Cisse was on a tear at the start of the season for the Des Moines Bucs. Scoring 13 goals in only 18 games. He also had 6 assists.
He possess the size of an NHL power forward at 6′3″, 208lbs, and still growing into his frame. Cisse also displayed top end speed and first step acceleration. He was a diligent backchecker, very often the first forward back, and a disruptive forechecker by using his speed to outrace the Youngstown skaters. As fast as he was, there is still room for Cisse to improve his skating. He skated with a narrow base and at times lost his balance. With some fine tuning and widening his base, he should be able to lengthen his stride and also handle the tight turns better.- The Scouting Report.org
Before his injury, Cisse was ranked 107 for players eligible for the upcoming draft.
The Boston Hockey Blog's report
A source close to the team said Yasin Cisse, a forward whose arrival had been pushed back to the fall of 2011 because of an ankle injury, will come this season if he’s healthy enough. The team has yet to make a final decision on Cisse.