Ice hockey player
| October 17, 1986 (age 29)
Oakville, ON, CAN (1986-10-17) |
HC TWK Innsbruck
Justin Donati Wikipedia
Justin Donati (born October 17, 1986) is an ice hockey forward, currently playing for the Brampton Beast of the ECHL. Justin played with his identical twin brother Tyler Donati on the Toronto St. Michael's Majors of the OHL, but this was ended when Tyler was traded to the Belleville Bulls. Justin is the younger of the Donati twins by 7 minutes. Neither brother was drafted to the NHL in 2006, but both attended Detroit Red Wings rookie camp. In 2007, Justin was invited to participate in the Calgary Flames rookie camp as a non-draft invitee.
On January 8, 2005 Justin, along with his brother Tyler, was acquired from the Oshawa Generals to the Toronto St. Michael's Majors for Cal Clutterbuck. In February 2007 Justin was acquired from the Toronto St. Michael's Majors to the Sudbury Wolves.
Justin and his brother both attended the Detroit Red Wings rookie camp as non-draft invitees in August/Sept of 2006 and played well, both producing points regularly throughout the tournament games. Justin signed with the UPEI Panthers of the Atlantic University Sport conference in December 2007. A shoulder injury kept him out until early February, but he posted 10 points in his four games with the club.
On May 31, 2013, Donati left Norway and joined his brother in signing a one-year contract with Austrian club, HC TWK Innsbruck of the EBEL. .
On July 10, 2014 a free agent after a single season with Innsbruck, Donati signed a one-year contract in Sweden with Vita Hästen of the HockeyAllsvenskan.
Justin and his brother Tyler are actively involved in the "points for Cancer" fund, with money for each point either Donati scores being matched by their respective hockey clubs going to research to finding a cure for ovarian cancer, which their mother Corinne was diagnosed with in 2003. She died in July 2006. The "points for Cancer" fundraising continues in her name.2005–06 OHL All-Star
2009–10 CCM Rookie of the Year