Aaron Volpatti BIO:
Tallied first point with WSH on 3/14 at CAR ... Made WSH debut and recorded a fighting major (Peluso) on 3/2 at WPG ... Claimed off of waivers by WSH from VAN on 2/28 ... Ranked 2nd on VAN in PIM before joining WSH ... Fighting major (Reaves) on 2/17 vs. STL ... Fighting major (Garbutt) on 2/15 vs. DAL ... Fighting major (Murray) on 1/27 at SJ ... Scored a goal and fighting major (Beleskey) on 1/25 at ANA.
2011-12: Missed 57 games due to injury ... Registered a goal, 61 hits and 37 penalty minutes in 23 games with Vancouver ... Recorded a season high three shots on Nov. 11 at ANA ... Logged a season high 12:03 minutes of ice time on Nov. 1 at CGY ... Registered a season high five hits Oct. 29 vs WSH and Oct. 20 vs NSH. 2010-11: Made his NHL debut with Vancouver ... Split the season with the Canucks and AHL Manitoba Moose ... Registered his first NHL goal, finishing the campaign with two points (1-1-2) and 16 penalty minutes in 15 games played ... Finished third on the Moose in penalty minutes with 74 in 53 games played. 2009-10: Made his professional hockey debut, recording two points (1-1-2) and 17 penalty minutes in eight games with the AHL Manitoba Moose .. . Dressed in five playoff games with the Moose, recording a goal and finishing second on the team in penalty minutes with 21 PIMs.
2009-10: Captained the NCAA Brown Bears where he led the team in goals scored (17) and finished third overall in scoring with 32 points (17-15-32) in 37 games played ... Led Brown in playoff scoring with nine points (6-3-9) in eight games played ... Was a Third- Team All-ECAC Hockey selection and Second Team All-Ivy honoree. 2008-09: Was named assistant captain of the Brown Bears. 2007-08: Was one of eight Brown Bears to play all 31 games in the season ... Was named to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team. 2006-07: Made his NCAA debut with the Brown Bears where he studied human biology ... Was named to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team.
Signed with VAN as a free agent, March 22, 2010 ... Claimed off waivers from Vancouver, Feb. 28, 2013.
Spends his off-seasons in Vernon, BC ... Enjoys playing the guitar, cooking and doing home renovations... Names Pavel Bure and Steve Yzerman as his hockey idols growing up ... Lists his first NHL game, featured on Hockey Night in Canada, as his most memorable hockey moment ... Studied human biology at Brown University.