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Fantasy Summary

Defensive-minded defenseman with little offensive upside.


Observations

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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

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 31, 2000
Height 5‘11”
Weight 161 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 6; Overall: 180

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Halifax Jr. MooseheadsQC Int PW3 0 00 0|        
 2013-2014 Bedford Barons U15NSU15MHL25 1 45 6|Playoffs2 0 00
  Bedford Barons U15NS Bantam Prov.6 0 11 2|        
 2014-2015 Bedford Barons U15NSU15MHL33 7 1926 14|Playoffs2 2 35
  Bedford Barons U15NS Bantam Prov.6 3 47 4|        
  Team Nova Scotia U15 (ACC)ACC-U155 0 11 4|        
 2015-2016 Steele Subaru U18NSU18MHL38 6 1521 32|Playoffs11 1 78
  Steele Subaru U18Telus Cup5 2 24 0|        
  Team Nova Scotia QGC-165 1 23 2|