Hnat Domenichelli

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Hnat Domenichelli
Hnat Domenichelli.jpg
Domenichelli(closest) while playing with HC Lugano in 2011
Born (1976-02-16) February 16, 1976 (age 38)
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NLA team
Former teams
HC Lugano
Hartford Whalers
Calgary Flames
Atlanta Thrashers
Minnesota Wild
HC Ambri-Piotta
National team   Switzerland
NHL Draft 83rd overall, 1994
Hartford Whalers
Playing career 1996–present

Hnat A. Domenichelli (born February 16, 1976) is a Canadian-Swiss professional ice hockey player currently playing for HC Lugano of the Swiss National League A. He was drafted by the Hartford Whalers in the fourth round, 83rd overall, of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. He played 267 National Hockey League (NHL) games for the Whalers, Calgary Flames, Atlanta Thrashers and Minnesota Wild between 1996 and 2003 before moving to Switzerland where he has played since. He played for Switzerland at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Domenichelli had a stand-out junior career with the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League (WHL). He was a WHL West Second Team All-Star in 1995, and a First Team All-Star in 1996, also gaining a nod as a Canadian Hockey League (CHL) First-Team All-Star. He won the Brad Hornung Trophy as the WHL's sportsman of the year, and was named the CHL Sportsman of the Year, both in 1996. He won the WHL championship with the Blazers in 1995 and the Memorial Cup as national Major-Junior champion in both 1995 and 1996.[1]

The Hartford Whalers selected Domenichelli in the fourth round, 83rd overall, in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.[2] He made his professional debut with the Whalers' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Springfield Falcons, in the 1996–97 season. He also appeared in 13 games with the Whalers that season before being traded to the Calgary Flames.[1]

Domenichelli appeared in 96 games over four seasons with the Flames before being traded, along with Dmitri Vlasenkov, to the Atlanta Thrashers during the 1999–2000 season in exchange for Jason Botterill and Darryl Shannon. He had the best scoring season of his NHL career during the 2000–01 season with the Thrashers, scoring 15 goals. During the 2001–02 season, the Thrashers traded Domenichelli to the Minnesota Wild for Andy Sutton. He left the Wild for Switzerland after the 2002–03 season.[1]

He has played for Team Canada several times at the Spengler Cup.[3][4][5] Now married to a Swiss woman and with two children, Domenichelli gained his Swiss passport in 2009, allowing him to play for the Swiss at the 2010 Winter Olympics.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992–93 Kamloops Blazers WHL 45 12 8 20 15 11 1 1 2 2
1993–94 Kamloops Blazers WHL 69 27 40 67 31 19 10 12 22 0
1994–95 Kamloops Blazers WHL 72 52 62 114 34 19 9 9 18 9
1995–96 Kamloops Blazers WHL 62 59 89 148 37 16 7 9 16 29
1996–97 Springfield Falcons AHL 39 24 24 48 12
1996–97 Saint John Flames AHL 1 1 1 2 0 5 5 0 5 2
1996–97 Hartford Whalers NHL 13 2 1 3 7
1996–97 Calgary Flames NHL 10 1 2 3 2
1997–98 Saint John Flames AHL 48 33 13 46 24 19 7 8 15 14
1997–98 Calgary Flames NHL 31 9 7 16 6
1998–99 Calgary Flames NHL 23 5 5 10 11
1998–99 Saint John Flames AHL 51 25 21 46 26 7 4 4 8 2
1999–00 Saint John Flames AHL 12 6 7 13 8
1999–00 Calgary Flames NHL 32 5 9 14 12
1999–00 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 27 6 9 15 4
2000–01 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 63 15 12 27 18
2001–02 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 40 8 11 19 34
2001–02 Minnesota Wild NHL 27 1 5 6 10
2002–03 Houston Aeros AHL 62 29 34 63 58 23 6 8 14 8
2002–03 Minnesota Wild NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2003–04 HC Ambri-Piotta NLA 42 27 32 59 84 7 2 2 4 10
2004–05 HC Ambri-Piotta NLA 41 23 36 59 30 1 1 0 1 25
2005–06 HC Ambri-Piotta NLA 44 35 24 59 18 7 4 6 10 10
2006–07 HC Ambri-Piotta NLA 44 21 31 52 50
2007–08 HC Ambri-Piotta NLA 26 18 22 40 22
2008–09 HC Lugano NLA 40 21 19 40 8
2009–10 HC Lugano NLA 50 27 35 62 16 4 0 1 1 0
2010–11 HC Lugano NLA 48 16 27 43 16
2011–12 HC Lugano NLA 48 14 19 33 18
NHL totals 267 52 61 113 104
NLA totals 383 202 245 447 262

International[edit]

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM Team result
1996 Canada WJC 6 2 3 5 6 Gold medal
2010 Switzerland Oly 5 1 2 3 4 8th place
International totals 11 3 5 8 10

Awards and honours[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for Canada Canada
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championship
Gold 1996 United States Ice hockey
Award Year
Junior
WHL West Second All-Star Team 1994–95 [1]
WHL West First All-Star Team 1995–96 [7]
CHL First All-Star Team 1995–96 [1]
Brad Hornung Trophy 1995–96 [8]
CHL Sportsman of the Year 1995–96 [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Hnat Domenichelli player profile". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-02-19. 
  2. ^ "1994 NHL Entry Draft". The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved 2010-02-19. 
  3. ^ Duhatschek, Eric (2010-01-17). "Foreign Affairs: Switzerland". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2010-02-19. 
  4. ^ "Curtis Joseph leads Canada into Spengler Cup". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2007-12-25. Retrieved 2010-02-19. 
  5. ^ "Canada shot down in Spengler heartbreaker". Toronto Star. 2008-12-28. Retrieved 2010-02-19. 
  6. ^ Duhatschek, Eric (2010-02-17). "Iginla goes way back with Swiss Domenichelli". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2010-02-19. 
  7. ^ Flett, Cory and Watts, Jessie (ed.). 2008–09 WHL Guide. Western Hockey League. p. 197. 
  8. ^ Flett, Cory and Watts, Jessie (ed.). 2008–09 WHL Guide. Western Hockey League. p. 200. 

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