8 - Gianni Baldassari
Gianni Baldassari
Height: 6-1
Weight: 194
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Fort Wayne, Ind.
High School: Fairbanks Ice Dogs (NAHL)
Position: F
Before Holy Cross:

Played two years in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) ... was a member of the 2006-07 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 2006-07 season and the entire 2007-08 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 2007-08 season as he had five goals and 10 assists for 15 points in 50 career games ... 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 ... 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 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 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 ... member of National Honor Society and the 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.