Phillip Di Giuseppe

Phillip "Phil" Di Giuseppe (born October 9, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted 38th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Phillip Di Giuseppe
Phil Di Giuseppe CCHA.jpg
Di Giuseppe (left), playing for University of Michigan
Born (1993-10-09) October 9, 1993 (age 26)
Maple, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
New York Rangers
Carolina Hurricanes
Nashville Predators
NHL Draft 38th overall, 2012
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 2014–present

Playing careerEdit

Di Giuseppe played his amateur hockey with the Villanova Knights in the Ontario Junior Hockey League. He committed to play collegiate hockey with the University of Michigan of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. Following his freshman season, Di Giuseppe was selected in the second round by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He returned to Michigan for his sophomore season in 2012–13, where he set a personal best 28 points in 40 games with Michigan. In his junior season, Di Giuseppe ranked second among Wolverines in goals with 13 in 35 games.

Having played 115 games with the Wolverines, Di Giuseppe opted to forgo his final year of eligibility, signing a three-year, entry-level contract with the Hurricanes on March 26, 2014.[1] He was signed to an amateur try-out contract by the Hurricanes' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, recording one assist in three games to conclude 2013–14 regular season.

Di Giuseppe began the 2015–16 season with the Checkers. On December 4, 2015, Di Giuseppe received his first NHL recall by the Hurricanes.[2] The following day he made his NHL debut in a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens.[3]

On July 27, 2017, the Hurricanes re-signed Di Giuseppe to a one-year, two-way contract worth $725,000.[4]

On January 1, 2019, Di Giuseppe was claimed on waivers by the Nashville Predators.[5] He appeared in three games for the Predators, while also playing in 24 games for their AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals.

On July 18, 2019, Di Giuseppe signed a one-year, two-way contract with the New York Rangers.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Villanova Knights OJHL 56 16 31 47 44 6 1 3 4 0
2010–11 Villanova Knights OJHL 49 24 39 63 25 10 6 10 16 6
2011–12 Michigan Wolverines CCHA 40 11 15 26 18
2012–13 Michigan Wolverines CCHA 40 9 19 28 32
2013–14 Michigan Wolverines B1G 35 13 11 24 29
2013–14 Charlotte Checkers AHL 3 0 1 1 6
2014–15 Charlotte Checkers AHL 76 11 19 30 20
2015–16 Charlotte Checkers AHL 25 8 10 18 12
2015–16 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 41 7 10 17 18
2016–17 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 36 1 6 7 15
2016–17 Charlotte Checkers AHL 40 12 16 28 22 5 1 0 1 4
2017–18 Charlotte Checkers AHL 14 4 8 12 8
2017–18 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 49 5 8 13 17
2018–19 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 21 1 3 4 8
2018–19 Charlotte Checkers AHL 2 0 0 0 19
2018–19 Nashville Predators NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2018–19 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 24 5 7 12 6 5 2 0 2 4
NHL totals 150 14 27 41 58

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Canes agree to terms on entry-level deal with Di Giuseppe". Carolina Hurricanes. March 26, 2014. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
  2. ^ "Hurricanes recall McGinn, Slavin and Di Giuseppe". Carolina Hurricanes. December 4, 2015. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  3. ^ "Skinner scores twice to lift Hurricanes past Canadiens". National Hockey League. December 5, 2015. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  4. ^ "Canes re-sign Di Giuseppe to one-year deal". The News & Observer. July 27, 2017. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  5. ^ "Predators claim Phil Di Giuseppe from Hurricanes". Nashville Predators. January 1, 2019. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  6. ^ "Rangers agree to terms with Free Agent Phillip Di Giuseppe". New York Rangers. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.

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