Stefan Della Rovere

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Stefan Della Rovere
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Born (1990-02-25) February 25, 1990 (age 24)
Richmond Hill, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
St. Louis Blues
Chicago Wolves (AHL)
Peoria Rivermen
NHL Draft 204th overall, 2008
Washington Capitals
Playing career 2009–present

Stefan Della Rovere (born February 25, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL). Della Rovere was drafted 204th overall by the Washington Capitals during the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Internationally, he represented Canada at the 2009 and 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, winning a gold and silver medal respectively.

Playing career[edit]

Della Rovere grew up in Maple, Ontario, a suburban community northwest of Toronto. He attended St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School in Maple. He played his minor hockey in the Greater Toronto Hockey League with the Vaughan Rangers, Toronto Marlboros and Toronto Jr. Canadians.

After his 2005-06 Minor Midget year with the Jr. Canadians, Della Rovere joined the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) as their first round selection, 16th overall, in the 2006 OHL Priority Selection draft.[1] He scored seven goals in 48 games as a 17-year-old rookie, and won a gold medal with Team Ontario at the 2007 Canada Winter Games.[2]

After improving to 13 goals and 32 points in 2007–08, Della Rovere was selected by the Washington Capitals in the seventh round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He has become a valuable prospect in the eyes of the Capitals following a standout season with the Colts in 2008–09 that also saw him earn a spot on Canada's gold medal winning team at the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.[3] He signed a contract with the Capitals late in the season and made his professional debut with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL,[3] recording one assist in two games played.

He returned to Barrie for the 2009–10 season, where he was named the team captain.[4] While praised by his coaches and teammates for his hard working attitude, Della Rovere has also been criticized for a lack of discipline on the ice, which he promised to change upon earning a spot on the Canadian roster for the 2010 World Junior tournament.[4]

Following the 2010 season, his NHL rights were traded by Washington to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for D. J. King.[5] He was called up by the Blues on December 1, 2010, and made his NHL debut that evening against the team that drafted him, the Washington Capitals.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Toronto Jr. Canadians GTHL 47 25 31 56 69
2006–07 Barrie Colts OHL 48 7 7 14 37 6 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Barrie Colts OHL 68 13 19 32 171 9 1 2 3 16
2008–09 Barrie Colts OHL 57 27 24 51 146 5 2 2 4 19
2008–09 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 2 0 1 1 6
2009–10 Barrie Colts OHL 57 18 23 41 125 17 8 1 9 29
2009–10 Hershey Bears AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Peoria Rivermen AHL 66 8 8 16 110 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 St. Louis Blues NHL 7 0 0 0 11
2011–12 Peoria Rivermen AHL 69 4 6 10 116
2012–13 Peoria Rivermen AHL 33 1 1 2 43
2012–13 Evansville IceMen ECHL 12 2 5 7 36
NHL totals 7 0 0 0 11
Medal record
Competitor for Canada Canada
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championship
Gold 2009 Canada
Silver 2010 Canada

International[edit]

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM Team result
2009 Canada WJC 6 1 1 2 26 Gold medal
2010 Canada WJC 6 3 3 6 8 Silver medal
International totals 12 4 4 8 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bamford, Sharon (2006-12-15). "Learning the ropes". Metroland Media Group. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  2. ^ "Ontario wins Winter Games hockey gold". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2007-03-03. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  3. ^ a b Masisak, Corey (2009-07-16). "Della Rovere leaves mark". Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  4. ^ a b Shantz, Ian (2009-12-16). "Della Rovere proof dreams come true". Slam! Sports. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  5. ^ Yerdon, Joe (2010-07-28). "Capitals trade prospect Stefan Della Rovere for Blues enforcer D.J. King". NBC Sports. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 

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