• Di Giuseppe played in 39 games during his freshman season at the University of Michigan, registering 25 points (11-14--25) to rank sixth on the team in scoring.
• He also recorded six power-play points (3-3--6), tied for third on the Wolverines. Di Giuseppe’s 121 shots were second on the club.
• He skated with the Villanova Knights of the Ontario Junior Hockey League for the prior two seasons. In 2010-11, Di Giuseppe tallied 63 points (24-39--63) in 49 regular-season games and added 16 points (6-10--16) in 10 playoff contests. For his efforts, he was named to the OJHL South-East Second Team All-Prospect.
NHL player: Pavel Datsyuk NHL team: Pittsburgh Penguins Shootout move: Backhand deke Goal celebration: Jump into boards Video game: NHL series Movie: Rocky TV show: The Office Actor: Bradley Cooper Cartoon character: Tasmanian Devil Pump-up song: Anything by Eminem Restaurant: The Keg Breakfast food: Eggs Place to visit: California
You forget how good [Nieuwendyk] was. You hear the points and stuff and you almost forget until they kind of walk you through his career, and that was really cool for me. I might have felt it a little more than some of the other guys because he was one of my favorites growing up, but that was very cool and I'm honored to have been a part of it. I had chills the entire ceremony.
— Calgary's Joe Colborne on the "Forever a Flame" ceremony for Joe Nieuwendyk