New York Islanders
New York Islanders
Justin DiBenedetto
JustinDiBenedetto
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 198
BIRTHDATE: 08/25/1988
AGE: 25
BIRTHPLACE: Maple, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: NYI: 2008-175 overall
OHL Second All-Star Team (2009) Signed as a free agent by Salzburg (Austria), June 20, 2012.
ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Islanders in the sixth round (175th overall) of the 2008 National Hockey League Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Signed with Salzburg EC (Austria on June 20, 2012.

LAST SEASON: Established career highs in goals (20), assists (21) and points (41) in 55 American Hockey League games during his third season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers...Tied for second on the team in goals and finished fourth in points...Tied for the team lead with eight power-play goals...Recorded a hat trick in the second game of the season on Oct. 9 at Albany...Suffered on injury on Dec. 10 vs. Portland and missed 15 games, returing Jan. 21 at Adirondack....Posted four multi-goal games and 10 multi-point performances... Added a goal and an assist in three Calder Cup Playoff games.

CAREER:
2010-11:
Scored 30 points (19g/11a) in 51 AHL games during his second season with Bridgeport…Also appeared in the first eight NHL games of his career with the Islanders, recording one assist…With Bridgeport, had five multi-point games…Recorded a four-game goal-scoring streak from Jan. 22–29…Recalled from Bridgeport on Feb. 28 and made his NHL debut at Washington…Recorded his first career point/assist on Mar. 11 vs. Boston…Returned on loan to Bridgeport on Mar. 16.

2009-10: Scored 14 points (6g/8a) in 67 games as a rookie with Bridgeport...Finished third on the team with 169 shots.

JUNIORS:
2008-09:
Led the Sarnia Sting in goals (45), assists (48) and points (93) in 63 games during his fifth Ontario Hockey League season...Established a career high in goals and matched his career high in points...Posted a team-best plus-14 rating and led the club with four short-handed goals...Appeared in five postseason games, tallying three assists....Made his professional debut with Bridgeport in the first round of the Calder Cup Playoffs, appearing in three postseason games and scoring one goal with four penalty minutes.

2007-08: Ranked second on Sarnia in goals (39), first in assists (54) and second in points (93) during his fourth OHL season...Finished second on Sarnia with a plus-12 rating...Tied for the team lead with five short-handed goals and ranked second with 19 power-play goals...Recorded three hat tricks, including two back-to-back on Jan. 13 and 18...Finished the season with points in eight straight games (6g/14a)...Added 10 points (3g/7a) in nine playoff games.

2006-07: In his third OHL season and first with Sarnia, led the team with a plus-21 rating...Finished sixth on the team with 63 points (28g/35a).

2005-06: Played in 61 games with the Toronto St. Michael’s Majors of the OHL, tallying 30 points (17g/13a)...Ranked fifth on the team in goals and third on the team in short-handed strikes (2).

2004-05: In his rookie season with Toronto, played in 64 regular season games, netting nine points (3g/6a)...Also made his OHL postseason debut, going scoreless in nine games.