Defensive-minded defenseman with little offensive upside.
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November 2021 – Despite his relatively slight, 161-pound frame, Diliberatore has shown promise as a defense-first blueliner at the AHL level with increasing offensive prowess, as he is tied for first among Henderson defensemen with seven points (1G, 6A) this campaign. He also leads the club with 24 penalty minutes. While he has yet to skate for the big club in a game that counts, the 21-year-old Diliberatore was paired with Alex Petrangelo during a late VGK 2021-22 preseason contest and sits just below the top seven defensemen on the Vegas’ organizational depth chart, a Golden Knights injury or two from making his NHL debut. Kevin Wickersham
October 2018 – The last of four college picks for Vegas in the 2018 draft, Diliberatore spent the previous two seasons playing in a U.S. prep school before beginning his NCAA career at Quinnipiac University. As a defender, he posted a modest 36 points in 58 games and will likely take some time to adjust to a faster pace and mature opponents. Diliberatore is a long term project and plays a defensive-minded game despite his 5’11” frame. He has yet to post a goal in his first three games with Quinnipiac. Mason Black