Steve Saviano

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Steve Saviano
Saviano Steve Tappara 2009 1.jpg
Saviano with Tappara in 2009
Born (1981-08-31) August 31, 1981 (age 35)
Reading, Massachusetts, USA
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
EIHL team
Former teams
Belfast Giants
Lowell Lock Monsters
Tappara
Växjö Lakers
Djurgårdens IF
HC Bolzano
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2005–present

Stephen Saviano (born August 31, 1981) is an American-Italian professional ice hockey left winger. He is currently playing for Belfast Giants in the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL).

Saviano spent four seasons with the University of New Hampshire and turned pro in 2004. He had spells in the American Hockey League with the Lowell Lock Monsters and the ECHL with the Florida Everblades. In 2006 he moved to Sweden to play in HockeyAllsvenskan the country's second tier, playing for the Växjö Lakers. In 2007, he signed with Finnish SM-liiga side Tappara, but after two seasons in the Finnish SM-liiga, he returned to Växjö Lakers.

After six seasons in Sweden between the Lakers and Djurgårdens IF in the Swedish Hockey League, Saviano left as a free agent and signed a one-year contract with Italian participants of the Austrian EBEL, HCB South Tyrol on August 25, 2015.[1] In his only season with Bolzano in the 2015–16 campaign, Saviano contributed with 11 goals and 30 points in 54 games.

As a free agent, Saviano opted to leave Italy to sign with Irish EIHL participants, the Belfast Giants, on a one-year contract on June 7, 2016.[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 2003 [3]
All-NCAA All-Tournament Team 2003 [4]
All-Hockey East First Team 2003–04
AHCA East First-Team All-American 2003–04

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HCB welcome two additions to squad" (in Italian). HCB South Tyrol. 2015-08-25. Retrieved 2015-08-25. 
  2. ^ "Steve Saviano signs with Giants". Belfast Giants. 2016-06-07. Retrieved 2016-06-07. 
  3. ^ "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  4. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mike Ayers
Ben Eaves
Hockey East Player of the Year
2003–04
Succeeded by
Patrick Eaves
Preceded by
Martin Kariya
Len Ceglarski Sportsmanship Award
2003–04
Succeeded by
Jason Guerriero