Cannata with the Utica Comets
January 2, 1990 |
Wakefield, MA, US
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
Hershey Bears (AHL)
|NHL Draft||173rd overall, 2009
Joe Cannata (born January 2, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the Hershey Bears in the American Hockey League as a member of the Washington Capitals organization. Cannata was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the sixth round, 173rd overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft after his freshman season at Merrimack where he played in 23 games. Internationally, Cannata has represented the United States at the IIHF World Under-18 Championship in Kazan, Russia.
Joe Cannata played high school hockey at Boston College High School. In his junior year he helped lead the team to its second consecutive Super Eight Championship. Shortly after the victory he was invited to attend a try out for the U-18 US NTDP. This was followed by an invitation to play for Merrimack College in the Hockey East Conference.
Cannata made his collegiate debut with the Merrimack Warriors on October 18, 2008 against Army. He stopped all 44 shots to become the first goaltender in school history to register a shutout in his first career game. In his junior and senior years he was regularly regarded as one of the top goalies in the Hockey East Association conference.
On March 21, 2012, Cannata signed an entry-level contract with the Vancouver Canucks. On April 2, 2012 he signed an amateur try-out contract with Vancouver's AHL affiliate Chicago Wolves. He made his professional hockey debut on April 15 for the final regular season game for Chicago. Cannata made 38 saves and earned the 4–2 win over the Peoria Rivermen. He was subsequently released from his tryout contract on April 16 as he was ineligible to play for the team in the playoffs. Later that year, Cannata returned to Merrimack where he completed his business degree. On April 25, 2013 Cannata was called up to the parent Vancouver Canucks.
On July 1, 2016, Cannata left the Canucks as a free agent to sign a one-year, two-way deal with the Washington Capitals.
Regular season and playoffs
|2007–08||U.S. National Team Development Program||U-18||29||16||14||1||1781||76||1||2.56||.899||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||U.S. National Team Development Program||NAHL||5||3||1||1||307||12||0||2.35||.914||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008||United States||U18 IIHF||2||1||1||0||120||7||0||3.50||.851|
Awards and honors
|Boston College High School MVP||2006–2007|
|Hockey East (HE) Defensive Player of the Month||November 2010|||
|Walter Brown Award finalist||2010–2011|||
|Hobey Baker Award candidate||2010–2011|||
|Hockey East (HE) Defensive Player of the Month||October 2011|||
|Hockey East (HE) Defensive Player of the Week||November 7, 2011|||
|Hockey East (HE) Defensive Player of the Week||November 14, 2011|||
|All-Hockey East First Team||2011–12|
|AHCA East Second-Team All-American||2011–12|
- Career wins: 59 (2008–2012)
- Harris, Stephen (2008-06-18). "Boston Herald: No Stopping Joe Cannata". Merrimack College. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
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- "Canucks sign goaltender Joe Cannata". Vancouver Canucks. March 21, 2012. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
- "Wolves Receive Corrado from Canucks, Sign Cannata". Chicago Wolves. April 2, 2012. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
- "Wolves Release Cannata". Chicago Wolves. April 16, 2012. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
- "Capitals sign Cannata, Dietz and Thomas". Washington Capitals. 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
- "Joe Cannata Named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Month". Merrimack College. 2011-11-01. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
- "Cannata Named HEA Defensive Player of the Week; #4/6 Merrimack Earns 3 First-Place Votes". Merrimack College. 2011-11-07. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
- "Hockey 2nd in Country; Cannata Named HEA Defensive Player of the Week". Merrimack College. 2011-11-14. Retrieved 2011-11-18.
- "Cannata Heads To Chicago". Chicago Wolves. 2012-11-27. Retrieved 2012-11-27.