newjerseydevils.com – The Trenton Devils (ECHL) are set to retire Scott Bertoli's No. 19 jersey in a pre-game ceremony before their game against the South Carolina Stingrays this Saturday, February 21.
Bertoli ranks first in many of Trenton's all-time statistical categories, including goals (182), assists (344), and points (526).
Bertoli spent most of his eight-year pro career in Trenton, playing in 507 games for the Titans. Bertoli also played 13 games in the American Hockey League with Lowell, St. John, and Norfolk. He placed among the top two in scoring in each year of his Titans career.
A graduate of Princeton University, Bertoli played with the Tigers (ECAC) from 1995 until 1999. After playing his final game for the Tigers, Bertoli landed in Trenton to embark on what would become one of the most impressive careers in ECHL history.
In his first season with the Titans, Bertoli led the team in assists (44) and points (65). He also chipped in with nine points (1g, 8a) in 14 games during the Titans' surprise run as an expansion team to the Northern Conference Finals in 2000.
The Titans followed that with a berth in the Kelly Cup Finals in 2001, as Bertoli led the team in the postseason with 14 assists and 21 points.
Bertoli's excellence would be defined in the 2004-05 season, when he led a group of veterans to the Trenton's only Kelly Cup Championship. Bertoli paced all Titans with 68 points (27g, 41a) in the regular season and 24 points (6g, 18a) in the playoffs. He scored the game-winning goal in game two of Kelly Cup Finals against the Florida Everblades, as the Titans would eventually capture the Kelly Cup in six games.
Bertoli notched career highs across the board in 2006-07 season with 31 goals and 48 assists for 79 points. He led the Titans in scoring for a fifth and final time, and set Treton single-season records for assists and points.
Along with being at the top of many categories for Trenton, Bertoli ranks among the leading scorers in ECHL history. He is tied for 18th on the ECHL's all-time points list and tied for 14th on the all-time assists list. Bertoli is third for most points with a single team in the ECHL, behind Dave Seitz of South Carolina (587) and John Spoltore of Louisiana (533).
After retiring from professional hockey, Bertoli took a position as the Assistant Athletic Director and Head Coach of the boys' varsity ice hockey team at Princeton Day School, a position he currently holds.