|Stefan Della Rovere|
| 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)|
196 lb (89 kg)
|NHL Team||St. Louis Blues|
|Born|| February 25 1990,|
Richmond Hill, ON, CAN
|NHL Draft|| 204th overall, 2008|
|Pro Career||2009 – present|
Stefan Della Rovere (born February 25, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League. He was drafted 204th overall by the Washington Capitals during the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
|Competitor for Canada|
|Men's ice hockey|
|World Junior Championship|
|Gold||2009 Canada||Ice hockey|
|Silver||2010 Canada||Ice hockey|
Della Rovere grew up in Maple, Ontario, a suburban community northwest of Toronto. He attended St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School in Maple. He played the his minor hockey in the Greater Toronto Hockey League with the Vaughan Rangers, Toronto Marlboros and Toronto Jr. Canadians.
After his 2005-06 Minor Midget year with the Jr. Canadians, Della Rovere joined the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) as their first round selection, 16th overall, in the 2006 OHL Priority Selection draft. He scored seven goals in 48 games as a 17-year-old rookie, and won a gold medal with Team Ontario at the 2007 Canada Winter Games.
After improving to 13 goals and 32 points in 2007–08, Della Rovere was selected by the Washington Capitals in the seventh round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He has become a valuable prospect in the eyes of the Capitals following a standout season with the Colts in 2008–09 that also saw him earn a spot on Canada's gold medal winning team at the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. He signed a contract with the Capitals late in the season and made his professional debut with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL, recording one assist in two games played.
He returned to Barrie for the 2009–10 season, where he was named the team captain. While praised by his coaches and teammates for his hard working attitude, Della Rovere has also been criticized for a lack of discipline on the ice, which he promised to change upon earning a spot on the Canadian roster for the 2010 World Junior tournament.
Following the 2010 season, his NHL rights were traded by Washington to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for D. J. King. He was called up by the Blues on December 1, 2010, and made his NHL debut that evening against the team that drafted him, the Washington Capitals.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2005–06||Toronto Jr. Canadians||GTHL||47||25||31||56||69||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||South Carolina Stingrays||ECHL||2||0||1||1||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||St. Louis Blues||NHL||7||0||0||0||11||—||—||—||—||—|
Statistics as of the end of the 2010–11 season
- ↑ Bamford, Sharon (2006-12-15). Learning the ropes. Metroland Media Group. Retrieved on 2009-12-23.
- ↑ Ontario wins Winter Games hockey gold. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (2007-03-03). Retrieved on 2009-12-23.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Masisak, Corey (2009-07-16). Della Rovere leaves mark. Washington Post. Retrieved on 2009-12-23.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Shantz, Ian (2009-12-16). Della Rovere proof dreams come true. Slam! Sports. Retrieved on 2009-12-23.
- ↑ Yerdon, Joe (2010-07-28). Capitals trade prospect Stefan Della Rovere for Blues enforcer D.J. King. NBC Sports. Retrieved on 2010-07-29.
- Stefan Della Rovere's NHL player profile
- Stefan Della Rovere's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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