Tedesco Signs on After 4 Italian Seasons
Forward Daniel Tedesco will join the Flames when the new season gets underway. The 28 year old Canadian/Italian dual national spent the past 4 seasons in Italy culminating with a spot on the Italian national team last season.
The 6’0”, 195lb skater spent the last pair of seasons in the Alps League, leading his side in points this past term when he had 24 goals and 68 points in 39 games following up on 39 points in 36 starts the year prior. Over the past 4 seasons, including stops at Varese, Asiago and Kaltern/Caldaro, the Toronto native registered 214 points from 96 goals and 118 assists in 131 games.
After 98 games over 4 seasons at NCAA St Cloud State University between 2013 and 2017, Tedesco made his pro debut with a couple of games at ECHL Wichita Thunder to close the 2016-2017 campaign. He stayed in America the following year and split time with ECHL Idaho Steelheads and Wheeling Nailers along with stints at SPHL Pensacola Ice Pirates and Mississippi River Kings where 20 games yielded 15 goals and 17 assists.
Ahead of his college foray, Tedesco spent 3 junior hockey seasons in the OJHL between Villanova Knights and Toronto Lakeshore Patriots, completing his 141 game career with 64 goals and 150 points.
“One thing Daniel has shown pretty consistently over his years is an offensive knack,” said Paul Dixon.
“Everywhere he has been where he has been in a role that offers the ice time and opportunity to succeed, he has been able to score, and we have every reason to believe he can have that kind of impact with us as well.”
“Having communicated with him a fair bit in the lead up to his signing, he has indicated his excitement in joining us and helping this team progress this season, and we are definitely looking forward to his arrival at the end of the month.”