Damian Surma

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Damian Surma
Born (1981-01-22) January 22, 1981 (age 36)
Lincoln Park, MI, USA
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Former teams
Dayton Gems
Carolina Hurricanes
HC Valpellice Bulldogs
National team  United States
NHL Draft 174th overall, 1999
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 2002–present

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).

Playing career[edit]

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.[1]

was drafted 174th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft and played two games for the Hurricanes. He scored a goal in his first game and registered an assist in the second.

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.


  1. ^ "Rush sign former NHL'er Surma". Central Hockey League. 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 

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