Adrian Esposito

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Adrian Esposito
Born (1985-02-01) 1 February 1985 (age 32)
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
AIHL team
Former teams
Sydney Bears
Bristol Pitbulls
Real Torino HC
National team  Australia
Playing career 2004–present

Adrian Esposito (born 1 February 1985) is an Australian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Sydney Bears in the Australian Ice Hockey League. He is also a former member of the Australian ice hockey team

Career[edit]

Esposito first played in 2004 for the Sydney Bears in the Australian Ice Hockey League, during which he played 14 games and amassed 16 penalties in minutes.[1] In the 2008/2009 season, Esposito had a short stint in Italy with Real Torino HC in the Serie B and played three pre-season games.[2] He has played primarily in the Australian Ice Hockey League, most recently as a member of the AIHL Bears (now Sydney Bears).[3] Esposito played the 2009-10 season for the Bristol Pitbulls in the English National Ice Hockey League Division 2 South.[4] Esposito is currently in his seventh season with the Bears and is currently just finished playing the 2010 AIHL season.[5]

He has also been a member for the New South Wales State team in the Brown grade (23 & under) where he played four games and scored two goals in 2008.[1]

Esposito was first called up to represent Australia in 2003 where he joined the national under-20 team to compete in the 2003 IIHF World U20 Championship Division III tournament being held in Izmit, Turkey.[6] That same year he also represented Australia as a member of the national under-18 team when they competed at the 2003 IIHF World U18 Championships Division III Group A tournament in Mexico City, Mexico.[7] Esposito was again selected for the national under-20 team to compete in the 2004 and 2005 IIHF World U20 Championships.[8][9] In 2008 Esposito was selected to play for the national senior team in the 2008 IIHF World Championship Division II Group B tournament being held in Newcastle, Australia. Australia finished first and was promoted to Division I for 2009 while Esposito failed to score any points in his five games.[10] The following year Esposito represented the national senior team in the 2009 IIHF World Championship Division I Group A tournament. He competed in only one game for the tournament and Australia finished in last place and were relegated back to Division II.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Esposito was born on 1 February 1985 in Sydney, NSW, Australia[12] He holds multiple citizenship for both Australia and Italy.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Adrian Esposito
Medal record
Representing  Australia
Ice hockey
Ice Hockey World U18 Championships
Gold medal – first place 2003 Mexico Division III
Ice Hockey World U20 Championships
Gold medal – first place 2004 Bulgaria Division III
Ice Hockey World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Australia Division II Group B
Regular season and playoffs
Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Sydney Bears AIHL 14 0 0 0 16
2005 Sydney Bears AIHL 21 3 1 4 20
2006 Sydney Bears AIHL 23 1 3 4 24
2007 AIHL Bears AIHL 27 5 2 7 22
2008 AIHL Bears AIHL 20 6 4 10 10 1 0 0 0 0
2008 New South Wales Brown 4 2 0 2 2
2009 AIHL Bears AIHL 10 2 0 2 10
2009–10 Bristol Pitbulls ENIHL 15 16 12 28 12
2010 Sydney Bears AIHL 20 1 4 5 18
2011 Sydney Bears AIHL 14 2 7 9 10
International
Year Team Competition   GP G A Pts PIM
2003 Australia U18 2003 IIHF World U18 Championships Division III Group A 3 2 2 4 6
2003 Australia U20 2003 IIHF World U20 Championship Division III 4 1 1 2 4
2004 Australia U20 2004 IIHF World U20 Championship Division III 5 1 1 2 12
2005 Australia U20 2005 IIHF World U20 Championship Division II Group B 5 0 0 0 0
2008 Australia 2008 IIHF World Championship Division II Group B 5 0 0 0 0
2009 Australia 2009 IIHF World Championship Division I Group A 1 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Adrian Esposito - Bears". New South Wales Ice Hockey. Archived from the original on 28 August 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Profile AIHL Bears Official Site Archived 19 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Esposito looks toward Italian league debut[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Bristol Pitbulls sign Australian international Esposito
  5. ^ a b "Adrian Esposito". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 29 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Team Australia - Player Statistics". International Ice Hockey Federation. 26 January 2003. Retrieved 29 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III, Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "Australia - Player Statistics" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 29 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "2005 IIHF World U20 Championship Div II Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-04-25. 
  10. ^ "2008 IIHF World Championship Div II Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  11. ^ "Division I: Group A statistics". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 2 July 2010. Retrieved 18 June 2010. 
  12. ^ "Adrian Esposito". Sydney Bears. Archived from the original on 28 August 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2010. 

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