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Skilled puck handler on a light frame.


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July 2022 – Ciccolini is entering his fourth season with the University of Michigan, after appearing in only four games with the Wolverines during the 2021-2022 season after suffering a season-ending injury early on in his Junior season.  Ciccolini has not been heavily featured during his tenure at Michigan, as he has been on teams with high-end talent, including several players who were first-round NHL draft picks.  The winger’s rights are held by the Rangers until August 15, 2023, so this will be his last opportunity to earn an NHL contract, seemingly a bit unlikely at this point.  A long-shot pick when drafted, the former seventh-round draft pick, number 205 overall (same as Henrik Lundqvist), who knew Gordie Howe as a child and visited with him on at least a few occasions, Ciccolini certainly had an intriguing storyline behind him. We will soon find out if he shows enough this upcoming season to secure a pro contract.  Brendan Ferry

December 2020 – After being selected by the Rangers from the OJHL in the final round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, Eric Ciccolini played his first full season with the University of Michigan Wolverines. As a freshman, Ciccolini’s unproductive season was overshadowed by John Beecher and Cam York, while this year he could be the beneficiary of a rising tide lifting all boats. The Wolverines find themselves stacked with top prospects such as Thomas Bordeleau, Kent Johnson, Brendan Brisson and Matthew Berniers, and while the team will undoubtedly find success this season, Ciccolini will have to find a new level of engagement in order to keep pace on the talented squad. His development trajectory should be considered very long term.  Brayden Olafson

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 1.5
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country CAN
Position RW
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 14, 2001
Height 6‘0”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Vaughan Kings U15 AAAGTHL U15- - -- -|        
  Pro Hockey Selects U15 WSI U157 1 45 0|        
 2016-2017 Vaughan Kings U16 AAAOHL Cup6 0 33 2|        
  Vaughan Kings U16 AAAGTHL U1627 7 1522 25|        
  Team GTHL Blue OGC-165 1 12 0|        
 2017-2018 Brantford 99ers OJHL23 12 719 23|        
  Toronto Jr. CanadiensOJHL24 5 611 4|Playoffs6 1 23
 2018-2019 Toronto Jr. CanadiensOJHL48 27 3562