Jonathan D'Aversa

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Jonathan D'Aversa
Born (1986-03-02) March 2, 1986 (age 29)
Richmond Hill, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
EBEL team
Former teams
Dornbirner EC
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Augsburger Panthers
Kölner Haie
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present

Jonathan D'Aversa (born March 2, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for Dornbirner EC of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

Playing career[edit]

D'Aversa was an Undrafted player who played for the Sudbury Wolves of the OHL. Serving as an assistant captain for the Wolves in the 2006–07 season, D'Aversa was third on the team in scoring and was selected to play in the OHL All-Star classic. In the play-offs he was ranked 2nd in scoring for defensemen. After completing his junior years D'Aversa was signed as a free agent to a 3-year contract by the Pittsburgh Penguins on May 25, 2007.[1]

In the 2007–08 season, D'Aversa spent time with the Penguins American Hockey League affiliate the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL, representing the Nailers in the ECHL All-Star Game.

On July 11, 2010, D'Aversa left North America and signed a one-year contract with Augsburger Panther of the German Deutsche Eishockey Liga for the 2010–11 season.[2] Desipte scoring 33 points in 51 games, Augsburg missed the playoffs and on April 1, 2011, D'Aversa left to sign with fellow DEL club, Kölner Haie.[3]

After one season in Koln, d'Aversa transferred as a free agent to the Neighbouring Austrian League with Dornbirner EC on August 4, 2012.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Stouffville Spirit OPJHL 2 0 1 1 0
2002–03 Stouffville Spirit OPJHL 49 4 21 25 18
2003–04 Sudbury Wolves OHL 63 1 14 15 22 7 0 1 1 2
2004–05 Sudbury Wolves OHL 67 5 24 29 42 12 4 6 10 8
2005–06 Sudbury Wolves OHL 62 7 39 46 83 10 2 0 2 17
2006–07 Sudbury Wolves OHL 67 13 47 60 53 21 3 15 18 16
2007–08 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 27 4 2 6 6
2007–08 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 25 1 13 14 10
2008–09 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 68 1 22 23 36 11 0 2 2 4
2008–09 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 3 1 3 4 2
2009–10 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 21 0 1 1 23
2009–10 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 22 6 11 17 26
2010–11 Augsburger Panther DEL 51 15 18 33 26
2011–12 Kölner Haie DEL 45 3 14 17 26 6 0 2 2 6
2012–13 Dornbirner EC EBEL 51 5 24 29 52
2013–14 Dornbirner EC EBEL 50 13 28 41 32 6 0 3 3 4
AHL totals 116 5 25 30 65 11 0 2 2 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pittsburgh Penguins sign D'Aversa". Loosepucks.com. 2007-05-25. Retrieved 2007-05-25. 
  2. ^ "Panthers sign AHL defender Jon D'Aversa" (in German). Augsburger Panther. 2010-07-11. Retrieved 2010-07-11. 
  3. ^ "New offensive defensman for the Sharks: Jon D'Aversa from Augsburg" (in German). Kölner Haie. 2011-04-01. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 

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