|Thomas Di Pauli|
|Born||April 29, 1994,|
|5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
188 lb (85 kg; 13 st 6 lb)
|Position||Center / Left Wing|
|NHL team (P)
WBS Penguins (AHL)
|NHL Draft||100th overall, 2012|
Thomas "Tommy" Di Pauli von Treuheim (born April 29, 1994) is an Italian-born American professional ice hockey winger who is under contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted in the 4th round, 100th overall in 2012 by the Washington Capitals.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Di Pauli was born April 29, 1994 to Christina DiPauli and Alexander Di Pauli von Treuheim, in Caldaro, a small town in northern Italy where he lived until he was 12 years old.
Di Pauli moved to the United States in 2007 after his brother was scouted by the Chicago Mission AAA Youth Hockey Club. Thomas accompanied his brother to try and make a younger team with the organization; while his brother, Theo, was playing for the Chicago Mission Bantam Major AAA team, Thomas successfully tried out for the Chicago Mission Bantam Minor AAA team. Di Pauli graduated to the Bantam Major AAA team, and then the Under-16 team in the subsequent two years.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
After graduating from the Chicago Mission organization, Di Pauli joined the US National Team Development Program of the junior United States Hockey League (USHL), before committing to the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish for college hockey and marketing in Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business. Di Pauli served as the Fighting Irish's alternate captain and earned the team's Offensive MVP award in his final season.
Di Pauli was drafted in the 4th round, 100th overall, in 2012 by the Washington Capitals, only the second Italian-born player to ever be drafted to the National Hockey League, after Luca Sbisa was drafted the 19th overall in 2008. After four seasons at Notre Dame, Di Pauli elected to become a free agent instead of signing with Washington, and on August 19, 2016, Di Pauli signed an entry level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins as an unrestricted free agent.
In the final year of his entry-level contract in the 2018–19 season, Di Pauli was on track to improve his offensive contribution, posting 15 points in just 29 games before suffering a season ending lower body injury. As an impending restricted free agent, Di Pauli agreed to a one-year, two-way extension with the Pittsburgh Penguins on May 1, 2019.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
Di Pauli has one brother, Theo Di Pauli von Treuheim, and one sister, Sandra Di Pauli. Theo played for Chicago Steel of the USHL and Union College where he studied bioengineering and pre-medicine. Thomas moved with his brother, sister and mother to the United States, while their father Alexander remained in Italy and traveled back and forth to see them when he could.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]
|2010–11||U.S. National Development Team||USHL||32||4||11||15||16||2||0||1||1||0|
|2011–12||U.S. National Development Team||USHL||21||6||5||11||6||—||—||—||—||—|
International[edit | edit source]
Awards and honors[edit | edit source]
|HE Honorable Mention All-Star Team||2016|
References[edit | edit source]
- Crechiolo, Michelle (2016-08-20). 5 Things to Know about Thomas Di Pauli. penguins.nhl.com.
- Thomas DiPauli. und.com. Retrieved on 2016-09-06.
- Penguins Sign Forward Thomas Di Pauli to a Two-Year Contract. penguins.nhl.com (2016-08-19).
- Penguins re-sign Thomas Di Pauli to one-year, two-way contract. Pittsburgh Penguins (2019-05-01). Retrieved on 2019-05-01.
- Theo Di Pauli von Treuheim. unionathletics.com. Retrieved on 2016-09-06.
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