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Joseph Cramarossa (born October 26, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Joseph Cramarossa
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Born (1992-10-26) October 26, 1992 (age 26)
Markham, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Pittsburgh Penguins
WBS Penguins (AHL)
Anaheim Ducks
Vancouver Canucks
NHL Draft 65th overall, 2011
Anaheim Ducks
Playing career 2013–present

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Playing careerEdit

As a youth, Cramarossa played in the 2005 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Markham Waxers minor ice hockey team.[1] He later played with the Markham Majors.[citation needed]

Cramarossa played junior ice hockey with the Markham Waxers of the Ontario Junior Hockey League, before he was selected 49th overall in the 2008 OHL Priority Selection by the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors.[citation needed] In his first Major junior season in 2009–10 with the Majors he finished with 16 points in 64 games.[citation needed] He was later selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the third round, 65th overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.[citation needed]

On March 2, 2013, he was signed by the Ducks to a three-year, entry-level contract.[2] He made his professional debut in the 2013–14 season, after he was assigned by the Ducks to AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals. In 47 games with the Admirals, Cramarossa contributed with 4 points as a rookie.[citation needed]

In 2015–16 season, Cramarossa recorded professional highs with 11 goals and 17 points in 61 games with Ducks inaugural affiliate, the San Diego Gulls. Following the conclusion of his entry-level deal with the Ducks, Cramarossa was re-signed to a one-year extension as a restricted free agent on June 24, 2016.[3]

Cramarossa built upon his previous successful season by impressing returning coach Randy Carlyle in the Ducks training camp and pre-season to be named on Anaheim's opening night roster for the 2016–17 season. He was soon returned on loan to the Gulls without featuring with the Ducks, on October 14, 2016. Having made his season debut with the Gulls, Cramarossa received his first NHL recall on October 22, 2016. He made his NHL debut in the Ducks home opener, in a 4–2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on October 23, 2016.[4] Cramarossa scored his first NHL goal in a 4–0 win over the Los Angeles Kings on November 1, 2016.[5]

After 10 points in 49 games with the Ducks, he was claimed off waivers by the Vancouver Canucks on March 1, 2017.[6] He played 10 games with the Canucks, scoring no points, before blocking a shot in a game against the Chicago Blackhawks on March 21 and suffering a season-ending foot injury.[7]

On September 11, 2017, the Calgary Flames signed Cramarossa to a professional tryout to attend training camp.[8] He was later released by the Flames on September 27, 2017, but signed an AHL contract with the Stockton Heat, the Flames' AHL affiliate, the next day.[9][10] On February 14, 2018, Cramarossa was traded by the Heat to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in exchange for Colin Smith.[11]

On July 12, 2018, the Penguins re-signed Cramarossa to a one-year extension.[12] On February 20, 2019, the Pittsburgh Penguins signed Cramarossa to a two-way contract for the remainder of the 2018–19 season.[13] Cramarossa spent the entirety of the season in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, recording 16 points in 56 games.

On April 27, 2019, the Penguins re-signed Cramarossa to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2019–20 season.[14]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Markham Waxers OJHL 38 7 3 10 14 12 1 2 3 0
2009–10 Mississauga St. Michael's Majors OHL 64 6 10 16 60 14 0 2 2 11
2010–11 Mississauga St. Michael's Majors OHL 59 12 20 32 101 14 2 2 4 6
2011–12 Mississauga St. Michael's Majors OHL 15 6 5 11 40
2011–12 Belleville Bulls OHL 29 8 8 16 43 6 2 2 4 18
2012–13 Belleville Bulls OHL 68 19 44 63 89 17 5 4 9 35
2013–14 Norfolk Admirals AHL 47 1 3 4 52 2 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 3 0 2 2 7
2014–15 Norfolk Admirals AHL 54 5 5 10 75
2015–16 San Diego Gulls AHL 61 11 6 17 68 9 3 0 3 6
2016–17 San Diego Gulls AHL 2 0 0 0 8
2016–17 Anaheim Ducks NHL 49 4 6 10 51
2016–17 Vancouver Canucks NHL 10 0 0 0 9
2017–18 Stockton Heat AHL 37 3 7 10 38
2017–18 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 28 6 6 12 28 3 1 0 1 2
2018–19 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 56 4 12 16 116
NHL totals 59 4 6 10 60

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  2. ^ "Ducks sign Cramarossa to entry-level contract". Anaheim Ducks. March 2, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  3. ^ "Ducks Sgarbossa, Cramarossa sign contracts". Anaheim Ducks. June 24, 2016. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  4. ^ "Ritchie gets tie-breaker in Ducks win". CBS Sports. October 23, 2016. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  5. ^ "Ducks hand Kings third straight shutout loss". Anaheim Ducks. November 2, 2016. Retrieved December 16, 2016.
  6. ^ "Canucks claim Joseph Cramarossa off waivers". Vancouver Canucks. March 1, 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  7. ^ "Canucks' Joseph Cramarossa: Unable to practice Wednesday". cbssports.com. March 22, 2017. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  8. ^ "Flames sign forward Cramarossa to PTO". Sportsnet.ca. September 11, 2017. Retrieved September 11, 2017.
  9. ^ "Flames announce roster cuts". National Hockey League. September 27, 2017. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  10. ^ "Heat sign Joseph Cramarossa". Stockton Heat. September 28, 2017. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
  11. ^ Hart, Nick. "PENGUINS ACQUIRE JOSEPH CRAMAROSSA FROM HEAT". WBSPenguins.com. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  12. ^ Hart, Nick. "PENGUINS SIGN BURTON, CRAMAROSSA, JOSEPHS AND SPINOZZI". WBSPenguins.com. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  13. ^ "Penguins Sign Forward Joe Cramarossa to a Two-Way NHL Contract". Pittsburgh Penguins. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  14. ^ "Penguins Sign Forward Joe Cramarossa to a One-Year Contract Extension". Pittsburgh Penguins. Retrieved April 27, 2019.

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