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Joseph Sova
Joseph Sova
Defenseman
Number: 5
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 195
Shoots: Right
Born: May 8, 1988
Birthplace: Berwyn, IL, United States
Acquired: Acquired from New Jersey along with a fourth-round pick in exchange for Alexei Ponikarovsky on Jan. 20, 2012
2011-12 SEASON
Completed his first full professional season, splitting the year between the AHL and ECHL… Appeared in 34 AHL games with Albany and Charlotte, totaling eight points (2g, 6a)… Skated in 18 regular-season games with Kalamazoo, earning seven points (2g, 5a)… Was with Florida during the ECHL playoffs, helping the Everblades capture their first Kelly Cup championship… Started the season with Kalamazoo (ECHL)… Recalled to Albany on 12/3 and made his AHL season debut that day… Found the net in his second AHL game of the season vs. Rochester (12/4)… Scored his first professional game-winning goal vs. Binghamton (12/21)… Acquired by the Hurricanes on 1/20 and assigned to Charlotte… Made his Checkers debut at Norfolk (1/24)… Recorded his first points as a Checker and first career multi-point game with a pair of assists vs. Oklahoma City (2/24)… Assigned to ECHL Florida on 4/12 and recorded three assists in seven playoff games as Florida captured the ECHL championship.

CAREER
Acquired by the Carolina Hurricanes from the New Jersey Devils along with a fourth-round pick in exchange for Alexei Ponikarovsky on 1/20/12… Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with New Jersey as an undrafted free agent on 3/19/11… Had 12 points (3g, 9a) and eight penalty minutes in 45 career AHL games entering 2012-13… Totaled 48 points (13g, 35a) in 157 games over three United States Hockey League (USHL) seasons with Waterloo, Sioux City and Omaha from 2005-2008… Won the USHL league and playoff championship with Omaha in 2007-08, leading all Lancers defensemen in goals (7)… Played three seasons at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks from 2008-2011, totaling 58 points (13g, 45a) in 115 games… Earned the team’s Top Rookie award in 2009-10… Finished fifth in the CCHA in scoring by defensemen with 24 points (6g, 18a) during his sophomore season in 2009-10… In 2010-11, led the Nanooks with a career-high 20 assists and finished second on the team in points with 24, matching his career high… Named to the Brice Alaska Gold Rush All-Tournament Team and received the team’s Top Defenseman award in 2010-11… Signed with the Devils at the conclusion of his college season and joined Albany (AHL) Devils for the remainder of the season… Made his professional debut at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (3/23/11)… Recorded his first professional point with an assist at Hershey (3/26/11)… Scored his first professional goal on the power-play vs. Adirondack (3/29/11).

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

[SSS_STANDINGS.METROPOLITAN_DIVISION_LABEL]
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
2 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
3 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
4 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
5 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
6 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
7 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
8 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 79 21 40 -13 61
J. Skinner 71 33 21 -14 54
A. Sekera 74 11 33 4 44
A. Semin 65 22 20 1 42
J. Staal 82 15 25 2 40
J. Faulk 76 5 27 -9 32
N. Gerbe 81 16 15 -6 31
J. Tlusty 68 16 14 2 30
R. Nash 73 10 14 0 24
P. Dwyer 75 8 14 -2 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Khudobin 19 14 1 .926 2.30
C. Ward 10 12 6 .898 3.06
Carquest
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