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Joe Cannata
Born January 2 1990 (1990-01-02) (age 27),
Wakefield, MA, US
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Goaltender
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Vancouver Canucks
Merrimack Warriors (HE)
NHL Draft 173rd overall, 2009
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career present

Joe Cannata (born January 2, 1990) is an American ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing for the Merrimack Warriors in the Hockey East conference of the NCAA. Cannata was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the sixth round, 173rd overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft after his freshman season at Merrimack where he played in 23 games. Internationally, Cannata has represented the United States at the IIHF World Under-18 Championship in Kazan, Russia.

Playing careerEdit

High school and USNTDP (2004–08)Edit

Joe Cannata played high school hockey at Boston College High School. In his junior year he helped lead the team to its second consecutive Super Eight Championship. Shortly after the victory he was invited to attend a try out for the U-18 US NTDP. This was followed by an invitation to play for Merrimack College in the Hockey East Conference.[1]

Merrimack CollegeEdit

Cannata made his collegiate debut with the Merrimack Warriors on October 18, 2008 against Army. He stopped all 44 shots to become the first goaltender in school history to register a shutout in his first career game.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season Team League GP W L T OTL MIN GA SA SO GAA SV%
2007–08 U.S. National Team Development Program U-18 29 16 14 1 1,781 76 751 1 2.56 .899
2007–08 U.S. National Team Development Program NAHL 5 3 1 1 307 12 140 0 2.35 .914
2008–09 Merrimack College HE 23 7 10 4 1,353 53 648 2 2.35 .918
2009–10 Merrimack College HE 24 10 13 1 1,362 69 702 1 3.04 .902
2010–11 Merrimack College HE 39 25 10 4 2,251 93 1,040 1 2.48 .911


Year Country Event GP W L T MIN GA SA SO GAA SV%
2008 United States U18 IIHF 2 1 1 0 120 7 47 0 3.50 .851

Awards and achievementsEdit

High schoolEdit

Award Year
Boston College High School MVP 2006–2007


Award Year
Hockey East (HE) Defensive Player of the Month November 2010 [2]
Walter Brown Award finalist 2010–2011 [2]
Hobey Baker Award candidate 2010–2011 [2]
Hockey East (HE) Defensive Player of the Month October 2011 [3]
Hockey East (HE) Defensive Player of the Week November 7, 2011 [4]
Hockey East (HE) Defensive Player of the Week November 14, 2011 [5]


Merrimack CollegeEdit

  • Career wins: 47 (2008–present)[2]


  1. Harris, Stephen (2008-06-18). Boston Herald: No Stopping Joe Cannata. Merrimack College. Retrieved on 2011-10-31.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Joe Cannata. Merrimack Collage. Retrieved on 31 October 2011.
  3. Joe Cannata Named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Month. Merrimack College (2011-11-01). Retrieved on 2011-11-01.
  4. Cannata Named HEA Defensive Player of the Week; #4/6 Merrimack Earns 3 First-Place Votes. Merrimack College (2011-11-07). Retrieved on 2011-11-07.
  5. Hockey 2nd in Country; Cannata Named HEA Defensive Player of the Week. Merrimack College (2011-11-14). Retrieved on 2011-11-18.

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