1 February 1985 |
Sydney, NSW, Australia
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
Real Torino HC
Adrian Esposito (born 1 February 1985) is an Australian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Sydney Bears in the Australian Ice Hockey League. He is also a former member of the Australian ice hockey team
Esposito first played in 2004 for the Sydney Bears in the Australian Ice Hockey League, during which he played 14 games and amassed 16 penalties in minutes. In the 2008/2009 season, Esposito had a short stint in Italy with Real Torino HC in the Serie B and played three pre-season games. He has played primarily in the Australian Ice Hockey League, most recently as a member of the AIHL Bears (now Sydney Bears). Esposito played the 2009-10 season for the Bristol Pitbulls in the English National Ice Hockey League Division 2 South. Esposito is currently in his seventh season with the Bears and is currently just finished playing the 2010 AIHL season.
He has also been a member for the New South Wales State team in the Brown grade (23 & under) where he played four games and scored two goals in 2008.
Esposito was first called up to represent Australia in 2003 where he joined the national under-20 team to compete in the 2003 IIHF World U20 Championship Division III tournament being held in Izmit, Turkey. That same year he also represented Australia as a member of the national under-18 team when they competed at the 2003 IIHF World U18 Championships Division III Group A tournament in Mexico City, Mexico. Esposito was again selected for the national under-20 team to compete in the 2004 and 2005 IIHF World U20 Championships. In 2008 Esposito was selected to play for the national senior team in the 2008 IIHF World Championship Division II Group B tournament being held in Newcastle, Australia. Australia finished first and was promoted to Division I for 2009 while Esposito failed to score any points in his five games. The following year Esposito represented the national senior team in the 2009 IIHF World Championship Division I Group A tournament. He competed in only one game for the tournament and Australia finished in last place and were relegated back to Division II.
|Competitor for Australia|
|Ice Hockey World U18 Championships|
|Gold||2003 Mexico||Division III|
|Ice Hockey World U20 Championships|
|Gold||2004 Bulgaria||Division III|
|Ice Hockey World Championships|
|Gold||2008 Australia||Division II Group B|
- Regular season and playoffs
|2008||New South Wales||Brown||4||2||0||2||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003||Australia U18||2003 IIHF World U18 Championships Division III Group A||3||2||2||4||6|
|2003||Australia U20||2003 IIHF World U20 Championship Division III||4||1||1||2||4|
|2004||Australia U20||2004 IIHF World U20 Championship Division III||5||1||1||2||12|
|2005||Australia U20||2005 IIHF World U20 Championship Division II Group B||5||0||0||0||0|
|2008||Australia||2008 IIHF World Championship Division II Group B||5||0||0||0||0|
|2009||Australia||2009 IIHF World Championship Division I Group A||1||0||0||0||0|
- "Adrian Esposito - Bears". New South Wales Ice Hockey. Archived from the original on 29 August 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
- Profile AIHL Bears Official Site
- Esposito looks toward Italian league debut
- Bristol Pitbulls sign Australian international Esposito
- "Adrian Esposito". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
- "Team Australia - Player Statistics". International Ice Hockey Federation. 26 January 2003. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
- "2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III, Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 21 June 2010.
- "Australia - Player Statistics". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
- "2005 IIHF World U20 Championship Div II Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-04-25.
- "2008 IIHF World Championship Div II Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 21 June 2010.
- "Division I: Group A statistics". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 2 July 2010. Retrieved 18 June 2010.
- "Adrian Esposito". Sydney Bears. Archived from the original on 29 August 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2010.