• 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
It's a tribute to him, and everything he's done and deserved is coming to fruition tonight with his jersey in the rafters. He's going to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. And I said today, if he's not, take my stuff out. If he doesn't deserve to be in there first ballot, no one does. Except for (Wayne) Gretzky, I guess.
— Hockey Hall of Fame member Brett Hull on former teammate Mike Modano, whose No. 9 was retired by the Dallas Stars on Saturday