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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
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.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80