Rensselaer

D'Amigo Invited to National Junior Evaluation Camp

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Rensselaer forward Jerry D'Amigo is among 44 players invited to take part in the 2010 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp this summer in Lake Placid, NY, USA Hockey announced. The players will be auditioning for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2010-Jan. 5, 2011, in Buffalo, NY.

The camp, which will take place at Lake Placid's Olympic Center from July 30-Aug. 7, will feature practices, intra-squad scrimmages and international games featuring Finland, Sweden and the United States.

D’Amigo, a forward from Binghamton, N.Y., played in 35 games, tallying 10 goals and 24 assists for 34 points last season as a freshman for the Engineers. He was third on the team in points, second in assists and fourth in goals. Three of his goals came on the power play, while one was shorthanded and a team-high three were game-winners.

In 21 league games, D’Amigo scored seven goals with 17 assists for 24 points. He was second in freshman scoring (1.14 points per game), third in overall shorthanded points (1 goal, 1 assist) and sixth in overall assists per game (0.81). Nationally, he ranked fifth in rookie points and sixth in points per game by a rookie (0.97).  He was named the 2010 ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year and a Freshman All-America by Inside College Hockey.com.

A sixth-round (158th overall) draft choice of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2009 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft, D’Amigo was also an ECAC Hockey All-Rookie Team honoree in 2009-10. He was also a two-time Weekly Honor Roll selection this season.

D’Amigo missed four games while playing for the United States World Junior Championship Team. He led that team to a gold medal by scoring 12 points (6 goals, 6 assists) to rank second in the tournament and on the team. He was first on the U.S. squad in goals and third in assists with a plus-7. D’Amigo was the team’s Player of the Game twice and had multiple-point efforts in each of the three games in the medal round.

Prior to arriving at Rensselaer, D’Amigo was a standout on the U.S. Under-18 National Development Team, where he posted 23 goals and 33 assists for 56 points in 53 games. He helped lead that squad to a gold medal at the U.S. World Championships and was named to the All-Tournament Team after leading the team in scoring with 13 points (4 goals, 9 assists).

D’Amigo also played for the U.S. National Under-17 Team in 2007-08, where he served as an assistant captain and was the only player on the squad to play in all 64 games.