Phil Di Giuseppe

Kevin LeBlanc

2017-01-26

Di Giuseppe

 

Phil Di Giuseppe, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 201

Born: 1993-10-09

Hometown: Maple, ON, CAN

Drafted: 2012 by Carolina 38th overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

January 2017 – After 41 games at the NHL level last season where Di Giuseppe posted 17 points and 113 hits, he has not been able to stick with the Hurricanes this season. He has been up and down between Carolina and Charlotte all year, spending 26 games in the AHL and 18 in the NHL. He has been hindered by Derek Ryan and Brock McGinn's solid performances for the Hurricanes, but the 23-year-old Di Giuseppe should be the first call-up from Charlotte if a roster player enters a prolonged slump or goes down with injury.  Kevin LeBlanc

December 2015 – Di Giuseppe earned a call-up to the Carolina Hurricanes on December 4th after a strong start to the season in Charlotte. After being held off the score sheet in his first two NHL contests, Di Giuseppe buried his first NHL goal from the top of the circles in a 6-5 loss to the Dallas Stars on December 8th.  Kevin LeBlanc

 

October 2015 – Di Guiseppe had a positive start to his professional career with a 30-point campaign in 2014-15 which was good for fourth on the offensively strapped Checkers. Through four games this season, he has produced five points and a team high 16 shots. If the former Michigan Wolverine can build on his hot start, he could be in line for a breakout season from