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Get to Know ... Alex Pietrangelo

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets
Get to know Alex Pietrangelo ...
  • Finished seventh in OHL scoring among defensemen with 53 points (13-40-53) in 60 games.
  • Participated in the OHL All-Star Classic and the CHL Top Prospets Game in 2008.
  • Represented Canada at the Ivan Hlinka Under-18 hockey tournament in the Czech Republic in 2007.
  • Former NHL goaltender, Frank Pietrangelo (Pittsburgh and Hartford), is his dad's second cousin.
  • Was selected third overall by the Mississauga Ice Dogs in the 2006 OHL Priority Draft – his first hockey team was the Nobleking Knights and he played for the Toronto Junior Canadiens for three years before being drafted into the OHL.
  • His nickname is "Petro" and he wears number 10 because he enjoyed watching Pavel Bure growing up.
  • If he wasn't playing hockey he would be a fisherman and the one thing he couldn't live without is his cell phone.

FAVORITES

NHL Team: Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Player:Chris Pronger

Shootout Move: "Fake-backhand, forehand, top corner"

Goal Celebration:  "Jumping into the glass"

Video Game: NHL '08

Movie: Remember the Titans

Actor: Denzel Washington

Book: DaVinci Code

Website: facebook.com

Pump-up Song: U2 - "City of Blinding Lights"

Food to Cook: Peanut Butter Sandwich

Activity Away from the Rink: Fishing and Golfing

Place to Visit: Northern Ontario

 

STATISTICS

Season   Team      League  GP     G    A    PTS    PIM
2006-07  Niagara   OHL       59     7    45    52      45

2007-08  Niagara   OHL       60    13   40    53      94

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