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Canucks sign goaltender Joe Cannata

Wednesday, 21.03.2012 / 1:21 PM / News
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Canucks sign goaltender Joe Cannata

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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed goaltender Joe Cannata.

Cannata, 22, appeared in 36 games for Merrimack College in 2011.12, posting a record of 17-12-7, goals against average of 2.18 and was named Hockey East Defense Player of the Month for October. Following the season he ranked third in Hockey East and 14th Nationally in goals against average and third in Hockey East and 11th nationally in save percentage. The 6’1”, 200-pound goaltender holds the school’s record for most wins by a goaltender (59) and became the first in Merrimack’s history to post a shutout in his first career game.

Cannata has also competed as a member of the U.S. National Under 18-Team and won the 2008 U-18 Five Nations Tournament title as a member of Team USA.

The Wakefield, MA, native was originally selected in the sixth round, 173rd overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP W L T OT SO GA SA Sv% GAA Min
2007-2008 U.S. Nat'l Team Dev. Program-NAHL 5 3 1 1 0 12 128 .914 2.35 307
2007-2008 U.S. Nat'l Team Dev. Program-U-18 28 13 13 2 1 64 2.61 1,474
2007-2008 United States-WJ18-A 2 1 1 0 0 7 47 3.50 120
2008-2009 Merrimack College-H-East 23 7 11 4 2 53 .918 2.35 1,353
2009-2010 Merrimack College-H-East 24 10 13 1 2 69 3.04 1,362
2010-2011 Merrimack College-H-East 39 25 10 4 1 93 1,040 .911 2.48 2,252
2011-2012 Merrimack College-H-East 36 17 12 7 2 79 .925 2.18 2,179