DeAngelo traded during draft

photo by Jim Egan

After completing his first season of professional hockey, former Soo Greyhounds star defenceman Anthony DeAngelo is now part of another organization.

It was announced on Saturday during part two of the National Hockey League Entry Draft in Buffalo that the Tampa Bay Lightening have dealt defenceman Anthony DeAngelo to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for the 37th overall pick at this year’s draft.

DeAngelo spent last season with the American Hockey League’s Syracuse Crunch, who are the affiliate team of the National Hockey League’s Tampa Bay Lightening, where he had 6 goals and 43 points through 69 regular season games.

The product of Sewell, New Jersey, who came over to the Hounds in a trade with the Sarnia Sting during January of 2015, tallied 15 goals and 51 points through only 26 regular season games played with the Soo.

The offensively skilled defenceman spent his first 3.5 Ontario Hockey League seasons with the Sarnia Sting, becoming the franchise’s all-time leader for most career points by a defenceman with 190.

Following his final season in the Ontario Hockey League in 2014-2015, DeAngelo was named the CHL defenceman of the year.

DeAngelo, who was picked 19th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightening during the 2014 National Hockey League Entry Draft, was coached this season in Syracuse under head coach and former Hounds defenceman Rob Zettler.


The Lightening, who received Arizona’s 37th overall pick in exchange for DeAngelo, took Saskatoon Blades defenceman Libor Hajek.

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Matt had graduated from Sault College in the General Arts and Sciences program in 2011 and has been working in the sports field ever since. The Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario native has worked as an Athletics Assistant in the Sault College Athletics Department during his final year of school in 2011. After graduating, Stefano worked for two years at the George Leach Centre from 2011-2013 for the Algoma University Thunderbirds Varsity Basketball Games as an Athletics Assistant. From 2013 on, Stefano has been working as the Soo Thunderbirds communications person and has also been volunteering with Shaw TV Sault Ste. Marie since 2014, doing Soo Thunderbirds TV Segments.