Vince Bellissimo

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Vince Bellissimo
Born (1982-12-14) December 14, 1982 (age 35)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for San Antonio Rampage
Lowell Lock Monsters
KalPa
ERC Ingolstadt
HC TWK Innsbruck
HC Asiago
NHL Draft 158th overall, 2002
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2005–2011

Vince Bellissimo (born December 14, 1982) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player. Bellissimo was selected by the Florida Panthers in the 5th round (158th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career

Bellissimo, brother of Daniel Bellissimo, played NCAA college hockey with the Western Michigan Broncos men's ice hockey team before beginning his professional career in the American Hockey League with the San Antonio Rampage near the end of the 2004–05 AHL season.

In 2007, after three seasons of playing in the North American minor leagues, Bellissimo arrived in Europe to play in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) with the ERC Ingolstadt. In 2009, after two brief experiences in SM-liiga, Finland, and Austria, he returned to Ingolstadt.[1]

During the 2009-10 season, Bellissimo arrived at HC Asiago where his brother Daniel was playing already.[2] After winning the title with Asiago, for family reasons he decided to return to North America to play his final 2010–11 season in the ECHL with the Las Vegas Wranglers.[3]

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Caledon Canadians OPJHL 46 16 26 42 25
1999–00 St. Michael's Buzzers OPJHL 47 30 29 59 31
2000–01 St. Michael's Buzzers OPJHL 47 32 64 96 28 6 8 6 14 2
2001–02 Topeka Scarecrows USHL 61 37 39 76 33
2002–03 Western Michigan University CCHA 37 19 17 36 18
2003–04 Western Michigan University CCHA 38 13 27 40 42
2004–05 Western Michigan University CCHA 35 17 20 37 76
2004–05 San Antonio Rampage AHL 12 3 3 6 2
2005–06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 47 8 6 14 20
2005–06 Florida Everblades ECHL 19 13 10 23 2 8 5 8 13 4
2006–07 Florida Everblades ECHL 56 29 43 72 31 16 12 11 23 10
2007–08 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 55 31 25 56 89 3 0 2 2 2
2008–09 KalPa SM-l 15 2 4 6 12
2008–09 HC TWK Innsbruck EBEL 35 18 23 41 50 6 2 2 4 12
2009–10 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 29 8 6 14 51
2009–10 HC Asiago ITL 8 4 7 11 6 15 3 18 21 22
2010–11 Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL 13 9 7 16 14
AHL totals 59 11 9 20 22

Awards and honours

Award Year
All-CCHA Rookie Team 2002-03

References

  1. ^ "Bellissimo returns to the attack for ERC Ingolstadt" (in German). donaukurier.de. 2009-06-03. Retrieved 2010-02-03.
  2. ^ "Asiago sign Vince Bellissimo". hockeytime.net. 2010-01-25. Retrieved 2010-01-25.
  3. ^ "Vince Bellissimo opts to return home" (in Italian). hockeytime.net. 2010-08-15. Retrieved 2010-08-15.

External links

  • Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or The Internet Hockey Database


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