Coach Barasso’s roster has been enhanced with two high-profile entries: Giovanni Valati, who has opted for the Giallorossi shirt No. 11it’s a defender 185 centimeters by 83 kilograms, born February 21, 2000 in the Canadian capital Ottawa. The 22-year-old has signed a contract linking him to the star-studded plateau for a period of three years.
Who is the Italian-Canadian Giovanni Valati?
In 2016, he was the 16th selection in the first round of the draft Ontario Hockey League by Kitchener Rangers. In the first two seasons he plays as a team with the new star-studded striker Adam Maskrine With a Bolzano defender Dylan Debernawith him only in 2016-2017.
in 2018 Oshawa generals They agree with the Rangers to trade and take Valati, who will remain with the generals until 2020. And so the new star owner finds 11 other familiar faces in Asiago, the face of Anthony Salinitri.
During his four years in the Ontario Youth League, Vallati played 292 games, scored 22 goals and provided 113 assists, with a 208-minute penalty and a positive difference of +28.
The Ottawa defender in his OHL experience draws attention to himself from the NHL teams, entering the crosshairs in Winnipeg Jets Who recruited him in the fifth round as the 153rd overall pick in 2018.
In the 2020/21 season, he played two matches with Manitoba mossthe Farm Volleyball team in the American Hockey League, while last season he played three games and provided a assist in the AHL with Cleveland Monstersbut spends most of his time in ECHL in classes Kalamazoo wingsHe played 58 matches with 4 goals and 11 assists.
DS TESSARI PRAIMS YOUNG VALLATI: ‘He CHOOSED EUROPE’
“He is a player with great potential,” says the sporting director Renato Tesari Draw a picture of Vallati – , a complete player who can improve a lot. He is an excellent player from a defensive and offensive point of view, he has excellent skateboarding, and a great shot: he can be very useful in the powerplay stage. In my opinion, he is a player who will also fit into the Azzurri national team.”
“He had the possibility of renewing in the United States on a two-way contract, to play in both the American Hockey League and the East Coast Hockey League, but he preferred to come and play in Europe.”
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