Joe Cannata

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Joe Cannata
Joe Cannata Comets.jpg
Born (1990-01-02) January 2, 1990 (age 24)
Wakefield, MA, US
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Vancouver Canucks
Ontario Reign (ECHL)
NHL Draft 173rd overall, 2009
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 2011–present

Joe Cannata (born January 2, 1990) is an American ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing for the Ontario Reign in the ECHL as a prospect for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Cannata was selected by the Canucks in the sixth round, 173rd overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft after his freshman season at Merrimack where he played in 23 games. Internationally, Cannata has represented the United States at the IIHF World Under-18 Championship in Kazan, Russia.

Early life[edit]

Playing career[edit]

High school and USNTDP (2004–08)[edit]

Joe Cannata played high school hockey at Boston College High School. In his junior year he helped lead the team to its second consecutive Super Eight Championship. Shortly after the victory he was invited to attend a try out for the U-18 US NTDP. This was followed by an invitation to play for Merrimack College in the Hockey East Conference.[1]

Merrimack College[edit]

Cannata made his collegiate debut with the Merrimack Warriors on October 18, 2008 against Army. He stopped all 44 shots to become the first goaltender in school history to register a shutout in his first career game.[2] In his junior and senior years he was regularly regarded as one of the top goalies in the Hockey East Association conference.

Professional career[edit]

On March 21, 2012, Cannata signed an entry-level contract with the Vancouver Canucks.[3] On April 2, 2012 he signed an amateur try-out contract with Vancouver's AHL affiliate Chicago Wolves.[4] He made his professional hockey debut on April 15 for the final regular season game for Chicago. Cannata made 38 saves and earned the 4–2 win over the Peoria Rivermen. He was subsequently released from his tryout contract on April 16 as he was ineligible to play for the team in the playoffs.[5] Cannata will return to Merrimack where he will complete his Business degree. On April 25, 2013 Cannata was called up to the parent Vancouver Canucks.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season Team League GP W L T OTL MIN GA SA SO GAA SV%
2007–08 U.S. National Team Development Program U-18 29 16 14 1 1,781 76 751 1 2.56 .899
2007–08 U.S. National Team Development Program NAHL 5 3 1 1 307 12 140 0 2.35 .914
2008–09 Merrimack College HE 23 7 10 4 1,353 53 648 2 2.35 .918
2009–10 Merrimack College HE 24 10 13 1 1,362 69 702 1 3.04 .902
2010–11 Merrimack College HE 39 25 10 4 2,251 93 1,040 1 2.48 .911
2011–12 Merrimack College HE 36 17 12 7 2,182 79 977 2 2.17 .925
2011–12 Chicago Wolves AHL 1 1 0 0 60 2 40 0 2.00 .950
2012–13 Kalamazoo Wings ECHL 7 3 4 0 419 23 241 0 3.29 .905
2012–13 Chicago Wolves AHL 14 6 6 0 747 33 377 0 2.65 .912
2013–14 Utica Comets AHL 28 11 12 1 1484 70 756 0 2.83 .907
AHL totals 43 18 18 1 2291 105 1173 0 2.75 .910

International[edit]

   
Year Country Event GP W L T MIN GA SA SO GAA SV%
2008 United States U18 IIHF 2 1 1 0 120 7 47 0 3.50 .851

Awards and honors[edit]

High school[edit]

Award Year
Boston College High School MVP 2006–2007

Collegiate[edit]

Award Year
Hockey East (HE) Defensive Player of the Month November 2010 [2]
Walter Brown Award finalist 2010–2011 [2]
Hobey Baker Award candidate 2010–2011 [2]
Hockey East (HE) Defensive Player of the Month October 2011 [6]
Hockey East (HE) Defensive Player of the Week November 7, 2011 [7]
Hockey East (HE) Defensive Player of the Week November 14, 2011 [8]
All-Hockey East First Team 2011–12
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 2011–12

Records[edit]

Merrimack College[edit]

  • Career wins: 59 (2008–2012)[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harris, Stephen (2008-06-18). "Boston Herald: No Stopping Joe Cannata". Merrimack College. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Joe Cannata". Merrimack Collage. Retrieved 31 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Canucks sign goaltender Joe Cannata". Vancouver Canucks. March 21, 2012. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Wolves Receive Corrado from Canucks, Sign Cannata". Chicago Wolves. April 2, 2012. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Wolves Release Cannata". Chicago Wolves. April 16, 2012. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Joe Cannata Named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Month". Merrimack College. 2011-11-01. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  7. ^ "Cannata Named HEA Defensive Player of the Week; #4/6 Merrimack Earns 3 First-Place Votes". Merrimack College. 2011-11-07. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 
  8. ^ "Hockey 2nd in Country; Cannata Named HEA Defensive Player of the Week". Merrimack College. 2011-11-14. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  9. ^ "Cannata Heads To Chicago". Chicago Wolves. 2012-11-27. Retrieved 2012-11-27. 

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