Justin Donati

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Justin Donati
Born (1986-10-17) October 17, 1986 (age 28)
Oakville, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
Swe.1 team
Former teams
Vita Hästen
Portland Pirates
Binghamton Senators
Vålerenga
HC TWK Innsbruck
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present

Justin Donati (born October 17, 1986) is an ice hockey forward, currently playing for Swedish club, Vita Hästen of the HockeyAllsvenskan (Swe.1). Justin played with his identical twin brother Tyler Donati on the Toronto St. Michael's Majors of the OHL, but this was ended when Tyler was traded to the Belleville Bulls. Justin is the younger of the Donati twins by 7 minutes. Neither brother was drafted to the NHL in 2006, but both attended Detroit Red Wings rookie camp. In 2007, Justin was invited to participate in the Calgary Flames rookie camp as a non-draft invitee.

Playing career[edit]

On January 8, 2005 Justin, along with his brother Tyler, was acquired from the Oshawa Generals to the Toronto St. Michael's Majors for Cal Clutterbuck. In February 2007 Justin was acquired from the Toronto St. Michael's Majors to the Sudbury Wolves.

Justin and his brother both attended the Detroit Red Wings rookie camp as non-draft invitees in August/Sept of 2006 and played well, both producing points regularly throughout the tournament games. Justin signed with the UPEI Panthers of the Atlantic University Sport conference in December 2007. A shoulder injury kept him out until early February, but he posted 10 points in his four games with the club.

On May 31, 2013, Donati left Norway and joined his brother in signing a one-year contract with Austrian club, HC TWK Innsbruck of the EBEL. .[1]

On July 10, 2014 a free agent after a single season with Innsbruck, Donati signed a one-year contract in Sweden with Vita Hästen of the HockeyAllsvenskan.[2]

Personal information[edit]

Justin and his brother Tyler are actively involved in the "points for Cancer" fund, with money for each point either Donati scores being matched by their respective hockey clubs going to research to finding a cure for ovarian cancer, which their mother Corinne was diagnosed with in 2003. She died in July 2006. The "points for Cancer" fundraising continues in her name.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Burlington Cougars OPJHL 33 15 14 29 11
2003–04 Oshawa Generals OHL 45 15 15 30 16 7 1 2 3 2
2004–05 Oshawa Generals OHL 14 6 9 15 10
2004–05 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 29 6 18 24 20 10 4 3 7 4
2005–06 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 62 46 63 109 50 4 5 3 8 4
2006–07 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 35 26 30 56 24
2006–07 Sudbury Wolves OHL 28 21 14 35 6 19 14 14 28 6
2007–08 U. of Prince Edward Island AUS 4 4 6 10 0
2007–08 Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL 14 0 11 11 8
2008–09 U. of Prince Edward Island AUS 27 18 30 48 30
2009–10 HC Thurgau NLB 3 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Elmira Jackals ECHL 65 42 62 104 48 5 2 7 9 4
2009–10 Portland Pirates AHL 1 0 1 1 0
2009–10 Binghamton Senators AHL 3 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Elmira Jackals ECHL 63 27 67 94 83 4 2 3 5 2
2011–12 Vålerenga Ishockey GET 21 14 37 51 16
2012–13 Vålerenga Ishockey GET 44 37 32 69 40 15 11 9 20 28
2013–14 HC TWK Innsbruck EBEL 54 23 29 52 26
ECHL totals 142 69 140 209 139 9 4 10 14 6
AHL totals 4 0 1 1 0

Awards[edit]

  • 2005–06 OHL All-Star
  • 2009–10 CCM Rookie of the Year

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Donati twins in Innsbruck!" (in German). haifischbecken.at. 2013-05-31. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 
  2. ^ "Points machine, Justin Donati to the White Horse" (in Swedish). Vita Hästen. 2014-07-10. Retrieved 2014-07-10. 

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