Dan Gassel is from Lincolnwood, Illinois and is in his third year with the Mason Hockey Team. While in High School, Dan played for Niles Township. He also played for the Nighthawks Club Team, where he served as an Assistant Captain, and for the Skokie Flyers AA Club travel team.
A junior at GMU, Dan is studying Criminology, Law and Society with a concentration in Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, and a minor in Spanish. Dan is a lifeguard at the university and plays the trumpet in the George Mason University Symphonic Band. He is also a proud member and treasurer of Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity.