Oct. 5, 2017
The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled left wing Giovanni Fiore from the San Diego Gulls, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Fiore, 21 (8/13/96), collected 1-1=2 points with two penalty minutes (PIM) in four preseason games for the Ducks. Signed as a free agent on Apr. 18, 2017, Fiore earned 114-110=224 points with a +45 rating and 153 PIM in 281 career Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) games with Cape Breton (2015-17), Shawinigan (2013-16), Drummondville (2012-14) and Acadie-Bathurst (2012-13). He also recorded 18-14=32 points in 38 career playoff contests.
A native of Laval, Quebec, Fiore recorded 52-38=90 points with 42 PIM and a +36 rating in 61 games last season with Cape Breton. The 6-1, 195-pound winger was one of seven CHL players (QMJHL, WHL and OHL) to score 50 or more goals in 2016-17, which also marked the second 50-goal season in Cape Breton franchise history. Fiore led the QMJHL in goals while co-leading in PPG (17), ranking tied for fifth in scoring, seventh in plus/minus, and tied for seventh in points per game (1.48).