March 2, 1986 |
Richmond Hill, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|EHC Black Wings Linz
D'Aversa was an undrafted player who played for the Sudbury Wolves of the OHL. Serving as an assistant captain for the Wolves in the 2006–07 season, D'Aversa was third on the team in scoring and was selected to play in the OHL All-Star classic. In the play-offs he was ranked second in scoring for defensemen. After completing his junior years, D'Aversa was signed as a free agent to a three-year contract by the Pittsburgh Penguins on May 25, 2007.
In the 2007–08 season, D'Aversa spent time with the Penguins American Hockey League affiliate the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL, representing the Nailers in the ECHL All-Star Game.
On July 11, 2010, D'Aversa left North America and signed a one-year contract with Augsburger Panther of the German Deutsche Eishockey Liga for the 2010–11 season. Despite scoring 33 points in 51 games, Augsburg missed the playoffs and on April 1, 2011, D'Aversa left to sign with fellow DEL club Kölner Haie.
After one season in Koln, d'Aversa transferred as a free agent to the neighbouring Austrian Hockey League with Dornbirner EC on August 4, 2012. He remained with the club until the end of the 2015-16 season. In April 2016, he penned a deal with another Austrian team, EHC Linz.
- "Pittsburgh Penguins sign D'Aversa". Loosepucks.com. 2007-05-25. Retrieved 2007-05-25.
- "Panthers sign AHL defender Jon D'Aversa" (in German). Augsburger Panther. 2010-07-11. Retrieved 2010-07-11.
- "New offensive defensman for the Sharks: Jon D'Aversa from Augsburg" (in German). Kölner Haie. 2011-04-01. Retrieved 2011-04-01.
- "Zwei Neue für die Black Wings". EHC Liwest Black Wings Linz. Retrieved 2016-04-24.
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