8 - Gianni Baldassari
Gianni Baldassari
Height: 6-1
Weight: 191
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Fort Wayne, Ind.
High School: Fairbanks Ice Dogs (NAHL)
Position: F

AS A JUNIOR IN 2010-2011:
• Played in 14 games
• Scored a career-best four goals
• Tied for fifth in Atlantic Hockey with two shorthanded goals
• Netted two goals in the 4-3 win at Northeastern (10/29), with a shorthanded goal in the second period and the game-winning goal in overtime
• Named AT&T Crusader of the Week (11/1)
• Scored a shorthanded goal in the 3-2 win against AIC (10/15)
• Scored a goal in the 4-2 win versus UConn (1/28)

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009-2010:
• Played in 10 games

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008-2009:
• Played all 38 games
• Recorded two goals and a career-best three assists for a career-best five points
• Scored his first collegiate goal versus Army (1/17)
• Posted two assists in the 5-1 win at AIC (1/10)
• Recorded one goal in the 4-1 victory at UConn (1/31)
• Named to the Atlantic Hockey All-Academic team

BEFORE HOLY CROSS:
• Played two years in the North American Hockey League (NAHL)
• Was a member of the 2006-2007 Springfield Jr. Blues for head coach Nick Pollos for a half a season before being traded to the Fairbanks Ice Dogs where he played the rest of the 2006-2007 season and the entire 2007-2008 season for head coach Rob Proffitt
• Team captain for Springfield as he recorded five goals and four assists for nine points in 40 games
• Team captain for Fairbanks in the 2007-2008 season as he had five goals and 10 assists for 15 points in 50 career games
• As a senior he recorded 40 goals and 40 assists for 80 points in 65 games as a captain for the Russell Stover Midget Major ‘AAA’ team for head coach Pat Ferschweiler
• As a junior he posted 15 goals and 20 assists for 35 points in 60 games as a captain for the Indianapolis Checkers Midget Major ‘AAA’ team for head coach Don Harkins
• Indianapolis won the 2005 World Midget Tournament held in Quebec
• As a sophomore he had 20 goals and 30 assists for 50 points in 55 games as a captain for the Fort Wayne Komets Midget Minor ‘AAA’ team for head coach John Baldassari
• As a freshman he recorded 15 goals and 20 assists for 35 points in 50 games as a captain for the Ann Arbor Jr. Wolverines Midget Minor ‘AAA’ team for head coach Bill DeGroot
• Member of National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society

PERSONAL:
• Son of John and Jackie Baldassari
• Has one brother (Anthony)
• His father played in the International Hockey League (IHL) for five years, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) for one year and in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League (ACHL) for one year
• An Economics major

Baldassari's Career Statistics

Season Games Played G A Points Pen-Min PPG SHG GWG
2008-2009 38 2 3 5 10-20 0 0 0
2009-2010 10 0 0 0 3-6 0 0 0
2010-2011 14 4 0 4 2-4 0 2 1
Total 62 6 3 9 15-30 0 2 1