Gaetano Orlando

Gaetano "Gates" Orlando (born November 13, 1962 in LaSalle, Québec) is an Italian-Canadian retired professional ice hockey Centre and later ice hockey coach. His father's ancestry hails from Agnone, Isernia, Molise, Italy.

Gaetano Orlando
Gaetano Orlando in 2018.png
Orlando in 2018
Born (1962-11-13) November 13, 1962 (age 58)
LaSalle, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Buffalo Sabres
National team  Italy
NHL Draft 164th overall, 1981
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1980–1999

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1983–84 [1]
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 1983–84 [2]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1979–80 Montréal Juniors QMJHL 70 28 44 72 50 9 6 5 11 8
1980–81 Providence College ECAC 31 24 32 56 45
1981–82 Providence College ECAC 28 18 18 36 31
1982–83 Providence College ECAC 40 30 39 69 32
1983–84 Providence College ECAC 34 23 30 53 52
1983–84 Rochester Americans AHL 11 8 7 15 2 18 4 10 14 6
1984–85 Buffalo Sabres NHL 11 3 6 9 6 5 0 4 4 14
1984–85 Rochester Americans AHL 49 26 30 56 62 2 0 1 1 6
1985–86 Buffalo Sabres NHL 60 13 12 25 29
1985–86 Rochester Americans AHL 3 4 0 4 10
1986–87 Buffalo Sabres NHL 27 2 8 10 16
1986–87 Rochester Americans AHL 44 22 42 64 42 18 9 13 22 14
1987–88 HC Merano ITA 36 49 44 93 66 10 10 7 17 23
1987–88 Rochester Americans AHL 13 4 13 17 18 7 2 6 8 6
1988–89 HC Bolzano ITA 34 40 39 79 66 10 17 6 23 0
1989–90 HC Bolzano ITA 36 64 62 126 18 6 8 10 18 6
1990–91 HC Bolzano ITA 27 39 33 72 29 10 8 15 23 12
1991–92 HC Devils Milano ITA 18 21 22 43 12 11 11 17 28 42
1991–92 HC Devils Milano AL 11 8 7 15 2
1992–93 HC Devils Milano ITA 16 9 18 27 14 11 5 9 14 23
1992–93 HC Devils Milano AL 25 19 27 46 46
1993–94 HC Devils Milano ITA 20 16 44 60 10 8 8 10 18 27
1993–94 HC Devils Milano AL 30 16 31 47 29
1994–95 SC Bern NDA 36 24 31 55 58 6 3 7 10 8
1995–96 SC Bern NDA 34 15 26 41 62 11 10 8 18 45
1996–97 SC Bern NDA 46 26 56 82 34 13 7 10 17 12
1997–98 SC Bern NDA 38 16 32 48 73 7 6 3 9 18
1997–98 SC Langnau CHE.2 4 1 4 5 8
1997–98 SG Cortina ITA 2 3 0 3 4
1998–99 HC Lugano NDA 27 12 20 32 34 11 6 5 11 10
2003–04 Albany River Rats AHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 98 18 26 44 51 5 0 4 4 14
ITA totals 187 238 262 500 215 68 70 74 144 137
NDA totals 181 93 165 258 261 48 32 33 65 93

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1990 Italy WC B 7 9 4 13 6
1991 Italy WC B 7 8 4 12 2
1992 Italy WC 5 0 3 3 4
1993 Italy WC 6 1 0 1 2
1994 Italy OG 7 3 6 9 4
1994 Italy WC 6 3 4 7 6
1995 Italy WC 6 1 2 3 12
1996 Italy WC 6 2 5 7 6
1997 Italy WC 8 5 4 9 14
1998 Italy OG 4 1 2 3 4
1998 Italy WC 6 3 2 5 2
1999 Italy WC 3 0 1 1 4
Tier I senior totals 57 19 29 48 58
Tier II senior totals 14 17 8 25 8

International playEdit

Since Gates Orlando is of Italian ancestry, he played for the Italian national ice hockey team.

He participated in the following tournaments:

Orlando wore jersey number 17 in the national team.

Coaching careerEdit

After retiring from pro ice hockey by the end of season 1998/99 with HC Lugano, Gates Orlando got on to be become a coach. At the World championships he already assisted coaching the Italian national team while still being a player.

   
Season Team League Type
1999 – 00 Rochester Junior A Americans NAHL Head Coach
2000 – 01 Adirondack IceHawks UHL Head Coach
2001 – 02 Adirondack IceHawks UHL Head Coach
2002 – 03 Albany River Rats AHL Assistant Coach
2003 – 04 Albany River Rats AHL Assistant Coach

Artificial heart and Heart TransplantEdit

A sarcoidosis patient, in March 2011, Orlando was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. He was participating in a clinical study of Life Vest, a wearable defibrillator. On May 22, the defibrillator saved his life after his heart stopped for 40 seconds. Orlando was the first participant in the study to have required the vest to deliver a shock.[3] [2]

On April 4, 2012, Orlando received an artificial heart to extend his life while he waits for a donated biological heart. The operation, performed at the University of Rochester Medical Center, was the first such operation in Upstate New York.[4]

He received a lot of support from his family.

A donor heart became available Feb. 4, 2013 so the transplant teams were mobilized for surgery that day at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He was able to return home 25 days later.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ECAC All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  2. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  3. ^ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, June 3, 2011
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ http://www.donorrecovery.org/2013/03/gates-orlando-organ-donation-heart-transplant/

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