Vincent LoVerde (born April 14, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing under contract with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Vincent LoVerde
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Vincent LoVerde with the Toronto Marlies in 2018
Born (1989-04-14) April 14, 1989 (age 30)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
AHL team
Former teams
Hartford Wolf Pack
Manchester Monarchs
Ontario Reign
Toronto Marlies
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present

Playing careerEdit

On January 9, 2013, LoVerde was loaned from the Ontario Reign of the ECHL, to AHL affiliate the Manchester Monarchs, on a professional tryout agreement.[1]

On August 21, 2013, LoVerde was signed to a one-year AHL contract to remain with the Monarchs for the 2013-14 season.[2] In establishing a regular position amongst the Monarchs defense, LoVerde contributed with a career high 20 points in 70 games.

LoVerde was rewarded for his impressive season in signing a one-year contract with NHL affiliate, the Los Angeles Kings, on May 16, 2014.[3] During his time with the Ontario Reign, LoVerde served as the captain from 2015 to 2017.[4] He was also invited to the 2016 and 2017 AHL All-Star Game.[5][4]

On July 1, 2017, LoVerde left the Kings' affiliate clubs after 6 years, signing as a free agent to a two-year, two-way deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs.[4]

As a free agent and having left a successful tenure within the Maple Leafs organization, LoVerde agreed to a one-year AHL contract with the Hartford Wolf Pack, affiliate to the New York Rangers, on July 1, 2019.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 53 5 6 11 78
2006–07 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 46 4 17 21 96 9 1 2 3 31
2007–08 Miami University CCHA 42 0 8 8 20
2008–09 Miami University (Ohio) CCHA 38 1 7 8 40
2009–10 Miami University (Ohio) CCHA 40 3 8 11 48
2010–11 Miami University (Ohio) CCHA 39 2 7 9 28
2011–12 Ontario Reign ECHL 64 5 19 24 54 5 0 1 1 0
2012–13 Ontario Reign ECHL 27 7 10 17 15
2012–13 Manchester Monarchs AHL 51 2 11 13 30 4 0 0 0 2
2013–14 Manchester Monarchs AHL 70 2 18 20 46 4 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Manchester Monarchs AHL 63 9 11 20 63 19 2 8 10 27
2015–16 Ontario Reign AHL 56 11 21 32 54 13 1 2 3 10
2016–17 Ontario Reign AHL 61 9 26 35 68 5 0 0 0 6
2017–18 Toronto Marlies AHL 63 9 12 21 22 20 0 4 4 6
2018–19 Toronto Marlies AHL 68 3 8 11 33 13 0 6 6 4
AHL totals 432 45 107 152 316 78 3 20 23 55

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
AHL
Calder Cup (Manchester Monarchs) 2015 [7]
Calder Cup (Toronto Marlies) 2018 [8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LoVerde signs PTO with Monarchs". oursportscentral.com. January 9, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  2. ^ "Monarchs ink three". Manchester Monarchs. August 21, 2013. Archived from the original on August 21, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  3. ^ "Kings Sign Vincent LoVerde to One-Year Deal". NHL.com. May 14, 2014. Retrieved May 16, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Maple Leafs Sign Greening, Mueller, and LoVerde". NHL.com. Toronto Maple Leafs. July 1, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  5. ^ "ROSTERS SET FOR 2017 AHL ALL-STAR CLASSIC". theahl.com. January 5, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  6. ^ "Wolf Pack ink LoVerde, McCollum and Zolnierczyk". American Hockey League. July 1, 2019. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  7. ^ "Manchester defeats Utica to win Calder Cup". National Hockey League. June 19, 2015. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
  8. ^ "Marlies bring a hockey championship to Toronto, win Calder Cup". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. June 15, 2018. Retrieved June 15, 2018.

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