Daniel Catenacci
Born (1993-03-09)March 9, 1993,
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Height
Weight
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
EBEL team
F. teams
HC Bolzano
Buffalo Sabres
New York Rangers
NHL Draft 77th overall, 2011
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2013–present

Daniel Catenacci (born March 9, 1993) is a Canadian-Italian professional ice hockey centre who is currently playing with HC Bolzano in the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL). He has formerly played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Junior[edit | edit source]

Catenacci was selected first overall by the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the 2009 Ontario Hockey League Draft from the York Simcoe Express minor midget AAA team.[1]

After two seasons with the Greyhounds, he was traded to the Owen Sound Attack in August 2011 in exchange for Andrew Fritsch, Michael Schumacher and a second-round draft pick.[2][3]

Professional[edit | edit source]

Catenacci was drafted in the third round, 77th overall, by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He made his professional debut with the Rochester Americans during the 2013 American Hockey League playoffs.[4]

On February 5, 2016, Catenacci was recalled from the minors by the Sabres.[5] He made his debut with the Sabres the next night in a game against the Boston Bruins.[6] In his third game, against the Philadelphia Flyers, Catenacci was injured by a check from Radko Gudas.[7] After spending a week on the injured reserve list, Catenacci was reassigned to Rochester on February 19.[8] On March 1, 2016, Catenacci was once again recalled by the Sabres.[9] He finished the season playing in 11 games with Buffalo, scoring no points.

During the 2016–17 season, Catenacci was dealt by the Sabres at the trade deadline to the New York Rangers in exchange for defenseman Mat Bodie on February 28, 2017.[10]

As a free agent from the Rangers, following parts of two seasons with the club, Catenacci left North America after his first 6 professional seasons in agreeing to a one-year contract with Italian club, HCB South Tyrol of the EBEL on July 19, 2018.[11]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Villanova Knights OJHL 2 1 0 1 4
2009–10 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 65 10 20 30 68 5 1 1 2 6
2010–11 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 67 26 45 71 117
2011–12 Owen Sound Attack OHL 67 33 39 72 114 5 1 3 4 8
2012–13 Owen Sound Attack OHL 67 38 41 79 115 12 3 6 9 32
2012–13 Rochester Americans AHL 2 1 2 3 0
2013–14 Rochester Americans AHL 76 10 10 20 32 2 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Rochester Americans AHL 68 15 14 29 60
2015–16 Rochester Americans AHL 50 12 12 24 39
2015–16 Buffalo Sabres NHL 11 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Rochester Americans AHL 50 5 8 13 44
2016–17 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 19 4 5 9 26
2017–18 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 42 5 10 15 31
2017–18 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2018–19 HC Bolzano EBEL 49 11 16 27 40 5 0 2 2 2
NHL totals 12 0 0 0 0

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Canada Ontario U17 Silver medal icon.svg 6 3 2 5 12
2010 Canada IH18 Gold medal icon.svg 5 2 2 4 12
2011 Canada WJC18 4th 7 0 2 2 22
Junior totals 18 5 6 11 46

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Catenacci OHL's top draft pick. Toronto Star (May 3, 2009). Retrieved on February 7, 2016.
  2. Walker, Bill (August 24, 2011). Attack land veteran centre Daniel Catenacci from Soo. Owen Sound Sun Times. Retrieved on February 7, 2016.
  3. Walker, Bill (March 19, 2013). Catenacci expects rude reception. Owen Sound Sun Times. Retrieved on February 7, 2016.
  4. Boron, Andy (April 18, 2013). Amerks Call Up Catenacci, Knapp, Loading Up For AHL Playoffs. Die By The Blade. Retrieved on February 7, 2016.
  5. Silverman, Cat (February 5, 2016). Daniel Catenacci Earns Recall for Buffalo Sabres. Today's Slapshot. Retrieved on February 7, 2016.
  6. "Newmarket’s Catenacci gets NHL debut with Sabres", February 6, 2016. Retrieved on February 7, 2016. 
  7. Cooper, Josh (February 11, 2016). Sabres call Radko Gudas 'idiot' after crushing Daniel Catenacci check. Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved on February 13, 2016.
  8. Kania, Melissa (February 19, 2016). Buffalo Sabres Return Bailey, Catenacci to AHL. Sabre Noise. Retrieved on February 20, 2016.
  9. Sabres recall O'Reilly, Catenacci from Rochester. Buffalo Sabres (March 1, 2016). Retrieved on March 1, 2016.
  10. "Sabres trade Catenacci to Rangers for defenseman Mat Bodie". Yahoo! Sports (2017-02-28). Retrieved on 2017-02-28.
  11. "HCB strikes again with signing of Dan Catenacci". HCB South Tyrol (2018-07-19). Retrieved on 2018-07-19.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
John McFarland
Jack Ferguson Award
2009
Succeeded by
Alex Galchenyuk
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