Jon DiSalvatore

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Jon DiSalvatore
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Born (1981-03-30) March 30, 1981 (age 35)
Bangor, Maine, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for St. Louis Blues
Minnesota Wild
EHC München
NHL Draft 104th overall, 2000
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2003–2016

Jonathan David DiSalvatore (born March 30, 1981) is an American former professional ice hockey player. He was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the 4th round (104th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. DiSalvatore played five games in the National Hockey League with the St. Louis Blues during the 2005–06 NHL season and one game with the Minnesota Wild in the 2011–12 NHL season. On December 11, 2015 DiSalvatore played in his 800th American Hockey League game, putting him 2nd all-time in AHL games played for a U.S born player. On February 5, 2016 he played in his 900th professional game.

Playing career[edit]

DiSalvatore was drafted in the 4th round, 104th overall, of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks from Providence College of the NCAA. After spending the 2003–04 season at the Sharks' affiliate, the Cleveland Barons, DiSalvatore was signed by the St. Louis Blues as a free agent on June 30, 2004. He was a key member of the Blues respective AHL affiliate. He played five games during the 2005–06 season for the Blues. On July 9, 2007, DiSalvatore was signed as a free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes. On July 16, 2009 DiSalvatore was signed along with Duncan Milroy to two-way contracts with the Minnesota Wild.

In the summer of 2008, he was signed by the New Jersey Devils and was assigned to affiliate the Lowell Devils. DiSalvatore was named the AHL "Player of the Week" for the period ending November 23 after scoring 2 goals and 5 assists in 3 contests.[1]

On July 2, 2012, the Hershey Bears announced they had signed the veteran DiSalvatore to a one-year AHL contract. In his single season as an alternate captain with the Bears in 2012–13, DiSalvatore played within a top 6 scoring role, producing 18 goals and 49 points in 68 games.

A free agent, DiSalvatore agreed to his first European contract on a one-year deal with German club, EHC München of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, on July 22, 2013.[2] In the 2013–14 season with EHC, DiSalvatore contributed with 17 points in 22 appearances before opting to return to North America mid-season to sign an AHL contract with the Syracuse Crunch on December 16, 2013.[3]

On August 10, 2014, DiSalvatore re-joined EHC München on a one-year contract.[4] In his second season with the club, DiSalvatore contributed with 13 goals and 34 points in 43 games before suffering a first round exit in the post-season.

As a free agent, DiSalvatore returned to North America and after going un-signed over the summer accepted a one-year ECHL contract with the Florida Everblades on October 29, 2015. After 12 games with the Everblades in the 2015–16 season, DiSalvatore agreed to a Professional Tryout Agreement (PTO) with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL on November 26, 2015. DiSalvatore was released from his PTO on January 19, 2016 & returned to the Florida Everblades.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Providence College HE 38 15 12 27 12
2000–01 Providence College HE 36 9 16 25 29
2001–02 Providence College HE 38 16 26 42 6
2002–03 Providence College HE 36 19 29 48 12
2003–04 Cleveland Barons AHL 74 22 24 46 30 8 1 1 2 2
2004–05 Worcester IceCats AHL 79 22 23 45 42
2005–06 Peoria Rivermen AHL 72 22 45 67 42 4 0 0 0 0
2005–06 St. Louis Blues NHL 5 0 0 0 2
2006–07 Peoria Rivermen AHL 76 21 39 60 50
2007–08 San Antonio Rampage AHL 66 22 24 46 46 7 2 1 3 9
2008–09 Lowell Devils AHL 76 20 33 53 32
2009–10 Houston Aeros AHL 79 21 31 52 28
2010–11 Houston Aeros AHL 80 28 33 61 57 24 7 5 12 12
2011–12 Houston Aeros AHL 76 28 33 61 22 4 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Minnesota Wild NHL 1 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Hershey Bears AHL 68 18 31 49 24 4 2 0 2 2
2013–14 EHC München DEL 22 6 11 17 12
2013–14 Syracuse Crunch AHL 46 11 17 28 25
2014–15 EHC München DEL 43 13 21 34 16 4 0 1 1 2
2015–16 Florida Everblades ECHL 42 8 16 24 6 6 2 3 5 0
2015–16 Springfield Falcons AHL 22 1 7 8 6
NHL totals 6 0 0 0 4

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2001 United States WJC 5th 7 6 3 9 2
Junior totals 7 6 3 9 2

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • 2001–02 HE Sportsmanship Award

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Devils' DiSalvatore claims weekly honour". theahl.com. November 24, 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-08. [dead link]
  2. ^ "EHC Munich bring in goalscorer DiSalvatore" (in German). EHC München. 2013-07-22. Retrieved 2013-07-22. 
  3. ^ "Crunch sign DiSalvatore to AHL deal". Syracuse Crunch. 2013-12-16. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  4. ^ "Jon DiSalvatore returns to Munich" (in German). EHC München. 2014-08-10. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  5. ^ "Falcons sign Hoeffel, DiSalvatore". Springfield Falcons. 2015-11-26. Retrieved 2015-11-26. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mike Jozefowicz
Len Ceglarski Sportsmanship Award
2001–02
Succeeded by
Martin Kariya