Jerry D'Amigo

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Jerry D'Amigo
Jerry D'Amigo Marlies.jpg
Born (1991-02-19) February 19, 1991 (age 24)
Binghamton, NY, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Buffalo Sabres
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Draft 158th overall, 2009
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2010–present

Jerry Vincent D'Amigo (born February 19, 1991) is an American professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL). D'Amigo was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the sixth round, 158th overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

D'Amigo played college ice hockey for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) of the ECAC conference in the NCAA. He finished fifth nationally in points per game by a rookie (0.97), led RPI in game-winning goals and finished second on the team in short-handed goals.[1] In his single season in the NCAA, won the ECAC Rookie of the Year award and also was named to the ECAC Rookie Team.[2] D'Amigo graduated from Johnson City High School in 2009 in Johnson City, New York, prior to attending RPI.

Professional[edit]

On August 11, 2010, D'Amigo signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.[3] D'Amigo received a $270,000 signing bonus in addition to the average starting NHL salary of $810,000; should D'Amigo be sent to the Maple Leafs' American Hockey League affiliate, the Toronto Marlies, he would instead make $67,500 annually.

D'Amigo attended Maple Leafs training camp ahead of the 2010–11 season, with Toronto having the option to keep him on their NHL roster or assign him to either the AHL or to the Ontario Hockey League (OHL)'s Kitchener Rangers, who owned his major junior playing rights.[4] He was ultimately sent to the Toronto Marlies with the open option to send him to Kitchener prior to February 10, 2011, an option the Maple Leafs eventually exercised just prior to the deadline.[5][6][7] Before his assignment to the OHL, he had recorded 14 points in 41 games played with the Marlies. With Kitchener, he finished the 2010–11 OHL season with 12 goals and 16 assists (28 points) in just 21 games played.

On December 5, 2013, whilst playing with the Marlies, D'Amigo was called-up to the Maple Leafs for the first time in his career,[8] later making his NHL debut 3–2 Toronto win over the Dallas Stars.[9] On December 14, D'Amigo scored his first career NHL goal against Antti Raanta of the Chicago Blackhawks, also registering his first career NHL assist in the game.[10]

On July 1, 2014, D'Amigo, along with a conditional seventh-round pick in 2015, was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for former Maple Leaf Matt Frattin.[11] D'Amigo and the Blue Jackets agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract on July 29, though he would never play for Columbus at the NHL level during his brief tenure with the organization.[12]

Later that same year, on December 16, D'Amigo was traded to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for forward Luke Adam.[13] D'Amigo made his debut with the Sabres on March 3, 2015, against the Tampa Bay Lightning.[14]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for United States USA
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2011 USA
Gold medal – first place 2010 Canada
IIHF World U18 Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009 USA

D'Amigo represented the under-18 United States team for the first time in his career at the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships, where he helped them win the gold medal and led Team USA in scoring; he was also fifth overall in tournament scoring, with 13 points.[15] He represented the United States at the junior level at the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, where he won gold and finished fourth in tournament scoring, with 12 points.[16] He represented the U.S. at the junior level once again at the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, where he won bronze and finished with two points scored.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 U.S. National Under-18 Team NAHL 44 5 12 17 58 3 1 1 2 6
2008–09 U.S. National Under-18 Team Ind. 53 23 33 56 61
2008–09 U.S. National Under-18 Team NAHL 11 8 6 14 4
2009–10 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ECAC 35 10 24 34 37
2010–11 Toronto Marlies AHL 43 5 10 15 23
2010–11 Kitchener Rangers OHL 21 12 16 28 12 7 6 3 9 0
2011–12 Toronto Marlies AHL 76 15 26 41 39 17 8 5 13 12
2012–13 Toronto Marlies AHL 70 17 12 29 40 9 1 8 9 10
2013–14 Toronto Marlies AHL 51 20 13 33 17 14 6 8 14 8
2013–14 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 22 1 2 3 0
2014–15 Springfield Falcons AHL 28 3 4 7 26
2014–15 Rochester Americans AHL 31 6 13 19 21
2014–15 Buffalo Sabres NHL 9 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 31 1 2 3 2

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2009 United States WJC18 1st 7 4 9 13 8
2010 United States WJC 1st 7 6 6 12 0
2011 United States WJC 3rd 6 1 1 2 2
Junior totals 20 11 16 27 10

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
IIHF World U18 Championships First Team All-Star[18] 2009
All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team 2009–10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maple Leafs ink forward Jerry D'Amigo - 2010 Offseason News". Nhl.com. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  2. ^ "A Quick Rise For Leafs Draft Pick - Toronto Maple Leafs - News". Mapleleafs.nhl.com. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  3. ^ Pollard, Dave. "NHL responsible for NCAA exodus | Hockey | Sports". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  4. ^ "Report: D'Amigo to leave RPI to sign pro contract with Leafs". Tsn.ca. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  5. ^ http://news.therecord.com/Sports/article/783120
  6. ^ Maple Leafs Prospect Jerry D’Amigo Makes Immediate Impact in the OHL - The Hockey Writers |
  7. ^ TheRecord - D’Amigo not thrilled to join Rangers
  8. ^ Twitter / LeafsPR: #Leafs have recalled forward Jerry D'Amigo from the Toronto Marlies (AHL). #TMLtalk
  9. ^ http://www.stargazette.com/viewart/20131205/SPORTS/312050090/Johnson-City-native-Jerry-D-Amigo-sees-limited-icetime-NHL-debut-Maple-Leafs
  10. ^ "Jerry D'Amigo Game Log". Toronto Maple Leafs. Retrieved 25 December 2013. 
  11. ^ http://mapleleafshotstove.com/2014/07/01/maple-leafs-re-acquire-matt-frattin-for-jerry-damigo-and-a-7th-round-draft-pick/
  12. ^ "Blue Jackets sign forward Jerry D'Amigo". NHL.com. July 29, 2014. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire Center Luke Adam From Buffalo Sabres in Exchange for Left Wing Jerry D'Amigo". NHL.com. December 16, 2014. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Johnson City's D'Amigo called up to Buffalo Sabres". Press & Sun-Bulletin. March 3, 2015. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  15. ^ http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/199/IHM199000_85B_12_0.pdf
  16. ^ http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/205/IHM205000_85B_11_0.pdf
  17. ^ http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/236/IHM2360USA_83_6_0.pdf
  18. ^ Elite Prospects

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jody O'Neill
ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year
2009–10
Succeeded by
Andrew Calof