|Position Right Wing|
Weight 95 kg
Height 1.8 m
Salary 850,500 USD (2015)
|Born February 9, 1991 (age 26)
Binghamton, NY, USA (1991-02-09) |
Liiga team Former teams Ilves Toronto Maple Leafs Buffalo Sabres
NHL Draft 158th overall, 2009 Toronto Maple Leafs
Current team Rochester Americans (#19 / Left wing)
Education Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Similar Brett Bulmer, Juho Liuksiala, Michael Keränen, Luke Adam, Jack Campbell
Jerry d amigo
Jerry Vincent D'Amigo (born February 19, 1991) is an American professional ice hockey right winger currently playing with Ilves in the Finnish Liiga. D'Amigo was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the sixth round, 158th overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
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.
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.