Adrian Esposito

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Adrian Esposito
Born (1985-02-01) 1 February 1985 (age 29)
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
AIHL team
Former teams
Sydney Bears
Bristol Pitbulls
Real Torino HC
National team  Australia
Playing career 2004–present

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

Career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2] He has played primarily in the Australian Ice Hockey League, most recently as a member of the AIHL Bears (now Sydney Bears).[3] Esposito played the 2009-10 season for the Bristol Pitbulls in the English National Ice Hockey League Division 2 South.[4] Esposito is currently in his seventh season with the Bears and is currently just finished playing the 2010 AIHL season.[5]

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.[1]

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.[6] 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.[7] Esposito was again selected for the national under-20 team to compete in the 2004 and 2005 IIHF World U20 Championships.[8][9] 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.[10] 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.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Esposito was born on 1 February 1985 in Sydney, NSW, Australia[12] He holds multiple citizenship for both Australia and Italy.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Adrian Esposito
Medal record
Competitor for  Australia
Ice hockey
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
Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Sydney Bears AIHL 14 0 0 0 16
2005 Sydney Bears AIHL 21 3 1 4 20
2006 Sydney Bears AIHL 23 1 3 4 24
2007 AIHL Bears AIHL 27 5 2 7 22
2008 AIHL Bears AIHL 20 6 4 10 10 1 0 0 0 0
2008 New South Wales Brown 4 2 0 2 2
2009 AIHL Bears AIHL 10 2 0 2 10
2009–10 Bristol Pitbulls ENIHL 15 16 12 28 12
2010 Sydney Bears AIHL 20 1 4 5 18
2011 Sydney Bears AIHL 14 2 7 9 10
International
Year Team Competition   GP G A Pts PIM
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Adrian Esposito - Bears". New South Wales Ice Hockey. Archived from the original on 29 August 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Profile AIHL Bears Official Site
  3. ^ Esposito looks toward Italian league debut
  4. ^ Bristol Pitbulls sign Australian international Esposito
  5. ^ a b "Adrian Esposito". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 29 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Team Australia - Player Statistics". International Ice Hockey Federation. 26 January 2003. Retrieved 29 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III, Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "Australia - Player Statistics". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 29 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "2005 IIHF World U20 Championship Div II Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-04-25. 
  10. ^ "2008 IIHF World Championship Div II Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  11. ^ "Division I: Group A statistics". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 2 July 2010. Retrieved 18 June 2010. 
  12. ^ "Adrian Esposito". Sydney Bears. Archived from the original on 29 August 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2010. 

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