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Draft Prospect - 2011
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Rocco Grimaldi
North American Skater
North Dakota, WCHA
Final Rank:  32 Midterm Rank:  25
Position:  Center Shoots:  Right
Height:  5' 6" Weight:  163
Born:  February 8, 1993 Hometown:  Rossmoor, CA
Birthplace:  Anaheim, CA, USA
Drafted:  FLA (2nd Round / 33rd Overall) - Player Page
• Grimaldi has committed to the University of North Dakota for the fall of 2011.

• He led the team in all scoring categories and accounted for 18.7% of the U.S. Under-18’s scoring in 2010-11. In 58 games, Grimaldi had 39 goals, including 16 power-play goals, and 73 points (39-34--73).

• At the 2010 Under-18 World Championships, he helped the team win gold, recording a team high eight assists (2-8--10) in seven games.

• Grimaldi started his first season with the U.S. National Team Development Program in 2009-10 playing with the Under-17 team. He tallied seven goals and 16 assists in just 26 games before being moved up to the Under-18 team where he registered 14 goals and 26 assists in 36 games.

• He split his minor hockey career between Michigan and California. Born in Anaheim, California, he started his hockey career alongside teammate and fellow draft prospect Matt Nieto (No. 43 ranked) at the local YMCA before competing for the California Wave from 2000 to 2005. He then played for Little Caesars from 2005 to 2009, winning the Under-18 Tier I National Championship in 2009 before making the jump to the U.S. NTDP program.

• Athleticism runs in the Grimaldi family, his father has a triple black belt in karate and both his parents competed in the Police Olympics, while his sister played Division I soccer at Oklahoma State University.

• Once his hockey career is complete he has aspirations of being a pastor, it is an interest that developed through the guidance of his grandmother.

NEWS: Grimaldi refuses to allow size to be an issue (click here)

FAVORITES

NHL team: Detroit Red Wings
NHL player: Sidney Crosby
Goal celebration: “Kiss up to God”
Video game: NHL 2007
Movie: Never Back Down
Actor/Actress: Denzel Washington and Rachel McAdams
Website: NHL.com
Book: Bible
Home-cooked meal: Cheeseburgers
Activity away from the rink: “Hanging with friends”

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2009-2010
USA U-17
USHL
32
11
9
20
22
2010-2011
USA U-18
USHL
58
39
34
73
65




SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 61 21 15 -9 36
J. Huberdeau 58 9 24 4 33
A. Ekblad 61 9 23 6 32
J. Jokinen 60 6 25 -3 31
B. Boyes 59 10 18 6 28
J. Hayes 52 17 10 -5 27
A. Barkov 50 9 12 -4 21
T. Fleischmann 52 7 14 12 21
B. Campbell 61 3 17 1 20
D. Bolland 37 3 13 2 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 22 16 11 .921 2.38
A. Montoya 4 6 2 .893 2.98
 
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