January 22, 1981 |
Lincoln Park, MI, USA
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
HC Valpellice Bulldogs
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||174th overall, 1999
Damian M. Surma (born January 22, 1981 in Lincoln Park, Michigan) is an American professional ice hockey left winger who is currently an Unrestricted Free Agent. He most recently played with the Arizona Sundogs of the Central Hockey League (CHL).
Surma played major junior hockey for the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League. His best season came in the 1999-00 season when he recorded 78 points in 66 games with the Plymouth Whalers. He scored 34 goals and recorded 44 assists that season while spending 114 minutes in the penalty box.
From 2006 to 2007 played in Italian Serie A league for HC Valpellice Bulldogs and Associazione Sportiva Asiago Hockey. After spells in the ECHL and the UHL, moved to Italy in 2006, signing for Asiago, he scored 9 goals and 16 assists for 25 points, ranking him third amongst the team. While playing for the HC Valpellice Bulldogs, Surma was suspended for 10 months from the Italian ice hockey federation for firing a puck at a referee after the referee had handed out a penalty against him. This was the longest suspension ever handed out in Italy.
In addition to playing in the NHL, Surma has predominately spent time with a number of other minor league organizations in the IHL, ECHL, UHL and the AHL.