Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricanes
Phillip Di Giuseppe
PhillipDi Giuseppe
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
BIRTHDATE: 10/09/1993
AGE: 22
DRAFTED: CAR: 2012-38 overall
Was Carolina’s first pick (38th overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft… Had 78 points (33g, 45a) and 79 penalty minutes in 115 career college games with Michigan (CCHA) before signing with Carolina on 3/26/14… Represented Canada in the 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge, along with fellow Hurricanes’ prospect Ryan Murphy… Prior to his collegiate career, spent two seasons playing for the Villanova Knights of the Ontario Junior Hockey League from 2009-11… Earned 47 points (16g, 31a) in 56 regular-season games and four points (1g, 3a) in six playoff games for the Knights in 2009-10… Had 63 points (24g, 39a) in 49 regular-season games and 16 points (6g, 10a) in 10 playoff games during his second season with Villanova in 2010-11… Scored 11 goals and added 15 assists (26 points) during his freshman season at Michigan in 2011-12… Ranked second among Michigan rookies in goals, assists and points… Was a 2011-12 CCHA All-Rookie Team Honorable Mention selection… Made his Michigan debut vs. Niagara (10/4/11)… Earned his first point with an assist vs. Bentley (10/7/11)… Netted the first two goals of his college career, including the game-winner, vs. Bentley (10/8/11)… Named CCHA Rookie of the Month for October 2011 and Rookie of the Week for the week ending 10/31/11… Totaled 28 points (9g, 19a) in 40 games during his sophomore season at Michigan in 2012-13… Ranked 22nd in the Big Ten in scoring with 24 points (13g, 11a) in 35 games during his final collegiate season with Michigan in 2013-14… Made his professional debut with Charlotte (AHL) at Oklahoma City (4/6/14)… Tallied his first professional point with an assist on Brody Sutter’s goal at Rockford (4/19/14).

2014-15: Completed his first full professional season, ranking tied fourth among Charlotte (AHL) skaters with 30 points (11g, 19a) in 76 games… Was third on the team with 19 assists… Ranked second among Checkers rookies in goals (11), assists and points… Led the team and ranked fourth among AHL rookies with 174 shots on goal… Ranked second among Checkers rookies in power-play points (8)… Was one of just two Checkers and 24 AHL players to play in all 76 games… Scored the Checkers’ first goal of the season and his first as a professional in the season opener at Milwaukee (10/10)… Opened the scoring and added an assist for his first multi-point game as a pro at Iowa (10/24)… Had an assist and scored his first career game-winner vs. Milwaukee (11/29)… Had his first multi-assist game of the season with a pair of helpers vs. Norfolk (3/8)… Recorded four points (1g, 3a), tying the Checkers’ season high, in the season finale at Grand Rapids (4/18).