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Carlo Colaiacovo
Carlo Colaiacovo
Defenseman
(koh lee AK uh voh)
Number: 28
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 202
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 27, 1983  (Age 33)
Birthplace: Toronto, ON, Canada
Acquired: Signed a free agent contract with the Red Wings on September 14, 2012
Drafted: TOR / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (17th overall)
Carlo Colaiacovo was born January 27, 1983 in Toronto, Ontario. The first round, 17th overall selection of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Colaiacovo is an offensively gifted defenseman who was instrumental in leading the OHL's Erie Otters to the 2002 OHL Championships and a birth in the 2002 Memorial Cup tournament.

A two-time member of Canada's World Junior Team (2002-2003), Colaiacovo impressed many at the Maple Leaf camp in 2002 and head coach/general Manager Pat Quinn would reward him for his solid play during the pre-season and gave him an opportunity to play in two games with the team before deciding to send him back to his junior team in Erie.

In each of his first three seasons with the Otters, Colaiacovo has seen his offensive numbers increase each year and finished his junior career with 126 points (33-93-126) in 219 games.

Following a strong junior career, Colaiacovo spent the majority of his first two full professional season with the Leafs AHL affiliate in St. John's and Toronto, while seeing limited action with the parent club. The hard hitting defenceman would finally crack the Leaf line-up in 2005-06 only to suffer a season ending head injury in January of 2006.

The injury plagued Colaiacovo appeared in only 28 games of the 2007-08 season due to a strain of injuries to his knee and groin. He returned to training camp relatively healthy the following season but suffered a minor ankle injury early into November 2008. Shortly after, the Leafs traded the fragile defenceman and forward Alexander Steen to the St. Louis Blues for Lee Stempniak.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 52 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 53 9 27 3 36
T. Tatar 52 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 53 14 15 -2 29
P. Datsyuk 38 8 20 12 28
J. Abdelkader 53 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 39 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 49 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 20 10 4 .933 1.97
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89