Jerry Vincent D'Amigo (born February 19, 1991) is an American professional ice hockey right winger currently playing with ERC Ingolstadt in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). D'Amigo was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the sixth round, 158th overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
February 19, 1991|
Binghamton, New York, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)|
Toronto Maple Leafs
158th overall, 2009|
Toronto Maple Leafs
D'Amigo played college ice hockey for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) of the ECAC conference in the NCAA. He finished fifth nationally in points per game by a rookie (0.97), led RPI in game-winning goals and finished second on the team in short-handed goals. In his single season in the NCAA, won the ECAC Rookie of the Year award and also was named to the ECAC Rookie Team. D'Amigo graduated from Johnson City High School in 2009 in Johnson City, New York, prior to attending RPI.
On August 11, 2010, D'Amigo signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. D'Amigo received a $270,000 signing bonus in addition to the average starting NHL salary of $810,000; should D'Amigo be sent to the Maple Leafs' American Hockey League affiliate, the Toronto Marlies, he would instead make $67,500 annually.
D'Amigo attended Maple Leafs training camp ahead of the 2010–11 season, with Toronto having the option to keep him on their NHL roster or assign him to either the AHL or to the Ontario Hockey League (OHL)'s Kitchener Rangers, who owned his major junior playing rights. He was ultimately sent to the Toronto Marlies with the open option to send him to Kitchener prior to February 10, 2011, an option the Maple Leafs eventually exercised just prior to the deadline. Before his assignment to the OHL, he had recorded 14 points in 41 games played with the Marlies. With Kitchener, he finished the 2010–11 OHL season with 12 goals and 16 assists (28 points) in just 21 games played.
On December 5, 2013, whilst playing with the Marlies, D'Amigo was called up to the Maple Leafs for the first time in his career, later making his NHL debut 3–2 Toronto win over the Dallas Stars. On December 14, D'Amigo scored his first career NHL goal against Antti Raanta of the Chicago Blackhawks, also registering his first career NHL assist in the game. On July 1, 2014, D'Amigo, along with a conditional seventh-round pick in 2015, was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for former Maple Leaf Matt Frattin. D'Amigo and the Blue Jackets agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract on July 29, though he never played for Columbus at the NHL level during his brief tenure with the organization.
Later that same year, on December 16, D'Amigo was traded to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for forward Luke Adam. D'Amigo made his debut with the Sabres on March 3, 2015, against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
After spending the 2015–16 season with the Rochester Americans in the AHL, and unable to attract a NHL contract as a free agent, D'Amigo ventured to Finland for the following season, signing with Ilves of the country's top-flight Liiga on October 16, 2016. In his first season abroad, D'Amigo quickly transitioned to the European style game in the 2016–17 campaign, contributing with 13 goals and 33 points in 48 regular season games.
Following Ilves post-season exit, D'Amigo left the club as a free agent. Without a contract over the summer, he belatedly opted to continue in Finland, agreeing to a one-year contract with KalPa on October 12, 2017, for the 2017–18 season.
After two seasons in Finland, D'Amigo left as free agent to sign a one-year deal with German outfit, ERC Ingolstadt of the DEL on July 17, 2018.
|World Junior Championships|
|IIHF World U18 Championships|
D'Amigo represented the under-18 United States team for the first time in his career at the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships, where he helped them win the gold medal and led Team USA in scoring; he was also fifth overall in tournament scoring, with 13 points. He represented the United States at the junior level at the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, where he won gold and finished fourth in tournament scoring, with 12 points. He represented the U.S. at the junior level once again at the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, where he won bronze and finished with two points scored.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2006–07||Binghamton Jr. Senators||AtJHL||41||17||16||33||42||3||0||1||1||0|
|2007–08||U.S. National Under-18 Team||NAHL||44||5||12||17||58||3||1||1||2||6|
|2008–09||U.S. National Under-18 Team||Ind.||53||23||33||56||61||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||U.S. National Under-18 Team||NAHL||11||8||6||14||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute||ECAC||35||10||24||34||37||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||22||1||2||3||0||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honorsEdit
|Rookie of the Year||2007|
|ECAC All-Rookie Team||2010|
|ECAC Rookie of the Year||2010|
|ECAC All-Academic Team||2010|
|WJC18 First Team All-Star||2009|||
- "Maple Leafs ink forward Jerry D'Amigo - 2010 Offseason News". Nhl.com. Retrieved 2010-09-13.
- "A Quick Rise For Leafs Draft Pick - Toronto Maple Leafs - News". Mapleleafs.nhl.com. Retrieved 2010-09-13.
- Pollard, Dave. "NHL responsible for NCAA exodus | Hockey | Sports". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2010-09-13.
- "Report: D'Amigo to leave RPI to sign pro contract with Leafs". Tsn.ca. Retrieved 2010-09-13.
- Maple Leafs Prospect Jerry D’Amigo Makes Immediate Impact in the OHL - The Hockey Writers |
- TheRecord - D’Amigo not thrilled to join Rangers
- Twitter / LeafsPR: #Leafs have recalled forward Jerry D'Amigo from the Toronto Marlies (AHL). #TMLtalk
- "Johnson City Native see limited ice time in NHL debut for Maple Leafs". Star Gazette. 2013-12-05. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
- "Jerry D'Amigo Game Log". Toronto Maple Leafs. Retrieved 25 December 2013.
- "Maple Leafs re-acquire Matt Frattin for Jerry D'Amigo and a 7th". mapleleafshotstove.com. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01.
- "Blue Jackets sign forward Jerry D'Amigo". NHL.com. July 29, 2014. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
- "Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire Center Luke Adam From Buffalo Sabres in Exchange for Left Wing Jerry D'Amigo". NHL.com. December 16, 2014. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
- "Johnson City's D'Amigo called up to Buffalo Sabres". Press & Sun-Bulletin. March 3, 2015. Retrieved March 3, 2015.
- "Ilves vahvistaa hyökkäystään Jerry D'Amigolla". ilves.com. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
- "KalPa confirm signing of American Jerry D'Amigo" (in Finnish). KalPa. 2017-10-12. Retrieved 2017-10-12.
- "ERC commits to Jerry D'Amigo" (in German). ERC Ingolstadt. 2018-07-17. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
- "First Team All-Stars announced". EliteProspects.com. 2014-05-16. Retrieved 2014-05-16.