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Edward Paul Donato (born April 28, 1969) is a retired American ice hockey player who played in the NHL. Since he retired from professional hockey as a player in 2004, he has served as the head coach for the Harvard University hockey team.[1] Donato's son, Ryan Donato, was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Donato was born in Boston, Massachusetts, but grew up in Dedham, Massachusetts.

Ted Donato
Born (1969-04-28) April 28, 1969 (age 50)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Boston Bruins
New York Islanders
Ottawa Senators
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Dallas Stars
Los Angeles Kings
St. Louis Blues
New York Rangers
National team  United States
NHL Draft 98th overall, 1987
Boston Bruins
Playing career 1991–2004

Playing careerEdit

Donato was selected 98th overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins. He played hockey at his high school, Catholic Memorial, before moving on to play college hockey at Harvard University and then moving to the NHL for the 1991–92 season. He played 796 career NHL games, scoring 150 goals and 197 assists for 347 points. During his career, Donato played for the Bruins, New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Dallas Stars, Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues, and New York Rangers.

He played his youth hockey for the Hyde Park Eagles, a Boston neighborhood organization, where a banner still hangs honoring his time playing for Hyde Park Youth Hockey.

Donato is the second professional hockey player to appear on the show The Price Is Right (winning his way on-stage and making it to the Showcase Showdown), the first player in the NHL to appear.

Donato is currently the head coach for the Harvard University hockey team.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1986–87 Catholic Memorial School HS-MA 22 29 34 63 30
1987–88 Harvard Crimson ECAC 28 12 14 26 24
1988–89 Harvard Crimson ECAC 34 14 37 51 30
1989–90 Harvard Crimson ECAC 16 5 6 11 34
1990–91 Harvard Crimson ECAC 28 19 37 56 26
1991–92 United States Intl 52 11 22 33 24
1991–92 Boston Bruins NHL 10 1 2 3 8 15 3 4 7 4
1992–93 Boston Bruins NHL 82 15 20 35 61 4 0 1 1 0
1993–94 Boston Bruins NHL 84 22 32 54 59 13 4 2 6 10
1994–95 TuTo Hockey SM-l 14 5 5 10 47
1994–95 Boston Bruins NHL 47 10 10 20 10 5 0 0 0 4
1995–96 Boston Bruins NHL 82 23 26 49 46 5 1 2 3 2
1996–97 Boston Bruins NHL 67 25 26 51 37
1997–98 Boston Bruins NHL 79 16 23 39 54 5 0 0 0 2
1998–99 Boston Bruins NHL 14 1 3 4 4
1998–99 New York Islanders NHL 55 7 11 18 27
1998–99 Ottawa Senators NHL 13 3 2 5 10 1 0 0 0 0
1999–2000 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 81 11 19 30 26
2000–01 Dallas Stars NHL 65 8 17 25 26 8 0 1 1 0
2001–02 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 New York Islanders NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Los Angeles Kings NHL 2 0 0 0 2
2001–02 Manchester Monarchs AHL 36 18 25 43 19 5 1 3 4 0
2001–02 St. Louis Blues NHL 2 0 0 0 2
2002–03 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 18 8 12 20 14
2002–03 New York Rangers NHL 49 2 1 3 6
2003–04 Boston Bruins NHL 63 6 5 11 18 2 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Providence Bruins AHL 15 3 9 12 24
NHL totals 796 150 197 347 396 58 8 10 18 22

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
1988 United States WJC 6th 7 3 2 5 18
1992 United States OG 4th 8 4 3 7 8
1997 United States WC 6th 8 4 2 6 8
1999 United States WC 6th 6 2 6 8 6
2002 United States WC 7th 7 1 3 4 2
Junior totals 7 3 2 5 18
Senior totals 29 11 14 25 24

Head coaching recordEdit

Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamHarvard
ConferenceECAC Hockey
Biographical details
Alma materHarvard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2004–presentHarvard
Head coaching record
Overall238–211–55 (.527)
Tournaments2–6
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2006 ECAC Tournament Champion
2015 ECAC Tournament Champion
2017 ECAC Regular Season Champion
2017 ECAC Tournament Champion
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Harvard Crimson (ECAC Hockey) (2004–present)
2004–05 Harvard 21–10–3 15–5–2 2nd NCAA Northeast Regional Semifinals
2005–06 Harvard 21–12–2 13–8–2 4th NCAA East Regional Semifinals
2006–07 Harvard 14–17–2 10–10–2 t-7th ECAC Quarterfinals
2007–08 Harvard 17–13–4 12–7–3 3rd ECAC Runner-Up
2008–09 Harvard 9–16–6 9–7–6 t-5th ECAC First Round
2009–10 Harvard 9–21–3 7–12–3 t-8th ECAC Quarterfinals
2010–11 Harvard 12–21–1 7–14–1 6th ECAC Quarterfinals
2011–12 Harvard 13–10–11 8–5–9 3rd ECAC Runner-Up
2012–13 Harvard 10–19–3 6–14–2 12th ECAC First Round
2013–14 Harvard 10–17–4 6–12–4 11th ECAC First Round
2014–15 Harvard 21–13–3 11–8–3 6th NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinals
2015–16 Harvard 19–11–4 12–6–4 3rd NCAA Northeast Regional Semifinals
2016–17 Harvard 28–6–2 16–4–2 t-1st NCAA Frozen Four
2017–18 Harvard 15–14–4 11–8–3 4th ECAC Semifinals
2018–19 Harvard 19–11–3 13–7–2 T–3rd NCAA Northeast Regional Semifinals
Harvard: 238–211–55 156–137–48
Total: 238–211–55

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ted Donato – Harvard Head Coach". Harvard Crimson. 2012-09-01. Retrieved 2012-09-01. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bruce Hoffort
NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player
1989
Succeeded by
Chris Tancill