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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 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
5 PIT 77 42 24 11 211 194 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 PHI 77 31 29 17 202 220 79
12 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 78 29 43 6 204 249 64
16 BUF 77 22 47 8 152 258 52

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 74 13 36 9 49
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jokinen 76 8 33 -4 41
B. Boyes 74 13 23 10 36
A. Ekblad 76 11 24 10 35
J. Hayes 67 18 14 -6 32
A. Barkov 66 14 17 -3 31
B. Campbell 77 3 23 2 26
B. Pirri 44 21 2 6 23
D. Bolland 48 5 16 1 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 18 12 .921 2.35
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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