ELMIRA, N.Y. – The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres and AHL’s Rochester Americans, announced that rookie goaltender Tony Capobianco has signed a Standard Player Contract for the 2014-15 season.
Capobianco, 24, returns to the Jackals after a brief stint with the club at the end of last season. He joined Elmira following the conclusion of his collegiate career at Canisius College and posted an 0-1-0 record with a 4.34 goals-against-average and an .844 save percentage. Capobianco also played in three games for the Adirondack Phantoms of the American Hockey League where he recorded a 1-2-0 record with a 2.88 goals-against-average and a .906 save percentage.
The 6-foot-2 190-pound goaltender posted a 39-47-10 record in his four-year career at Canisius College. Capobianco went 13-14-2 with a 2.88 goals-against-average and a .913 save percentage in 30 games this season. The Mississauga, Ontario native recorded his best statistical season in 2012-13 and helped Canisius win the American Hockey Association championship. He went 18-19-4 with a 2.40 goals-against-average and a .929 save percentage in 41 games for the Golden Griffins.
Prior to attending Canisius, Capobianco played two seasons for the Georgetown Raiders of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. He notched a 60-12-4 record with a 2.59 goals-against-average and a .909 save percentage for the Raiders.