Anthony Angello
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Anthony Angello

Hometown:

Manlius New York

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1996-03-06

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-4

Acquired:

5th round (145th overall), 2014

Weight:

197 lbs.

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History

2011-12: Anthony Angello played for the Syracuse Stars junior team in the Empire Hockey League and led his high school team in scoring as a sophomore. In 34 junior games he scored 11 goals with 21 assists and had 18 penalty minutes. Angello had 1 assist and 4 penalty minutes in four playoff games. He had 66 points for Fayetteville-Manilus High School to lead all scorers in Section III Division I hockey in upstate New York. He was selected by Sault Ste. Marie in the 15th round (299th overall) in the 2012 OHL Priority Draft. 

2012-13: Angello was the Empire League’s seventh-leading scorer in his second season with Syracuse and again led Fayetteville-Manilus in scoring as a junior. In December he committed to playing college hockey at Cornell in 2015-16. He scored 31 goals with 29 assists and 60 penalty minutes in 40 regular season games as Syracuse finished sixth in the Western Conference. In three playoff games he scored 1 goal with 3 assists and 2 penalty minutes. Angello scored 34 goals with 31 assists in 15 high school games. He was selected by Omaha in the fifth round (69th overall) of the 2013 USHL Entry Draft and participated in the USA Hockey Select 17 festival in July.

2013-14: Angello joined the Omaha Lancers for his first USHL season — foregoing his senior year of high school hockey. In 58 regular season games he scored 11 goals with 10 assists and was minus-10 with 85 penalty minutes. Omaha finished second in the Western Conference and lost to third-place Sioux City in a first-round playoff series. Angello had 1 assist and was minus-2 with 4 penalty minutes in four playoff games. He was ranked 114th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Pittsburgh in the fifth round (145th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

2014-15: Angello returned to Omaha for a second USHL season with the Lancers and played for the USA in the World Junior A Challenge. He scored 19 goals with 16 assists and was +9 with 90 penalty minutes in 56 regular season games. Omaha finished third in the Western Conference, falling to Tri-City in a first-round playoff series. Angello scored 1 goal with 1 assist and had an even plus/minus with 4 penalty minutes in three playoff games. He scored 2 goals with 3 assists in four games for the USA at the 2014 WJAC. The USA defeated Nikolaj Ehlers (WPG) and Denmark, 3-2 in overtime, in the gold medal game. 

2015-16: Angello was Cornell University’s second-leading scorer, three points behind leading scorer Jeff Kubiak, in his freshman season. He scored 11 goals with 13 assists and was +9 with 26 penalty minutes in 34 games. The Big Red finished tied with Dartmouth for seventh in ECAC Hockey, sweeping Union College in a first-round series and splitting two games with eventual champion Quinnipiac in the ECAC tournament quarterfinals before falling 6-3 to the Bobcats in the decisive third game. 

Talent Analysis

Angello has the size and nasty disposition of a prototypical power forward. He has an NHL caliber frame, and is learning to be a better two-way player. He has excellent reach which combined with his strength, makes him a strong presence down low and around the net. He also understands the expectations that come with his size, and plays a physical brand of hockey.

Future

Angello stepped right into the lineup for Cornell University in 2015-16 as a freshman, finishing second on the team in scoring. A big center who played with a physical edge in the USHL, he has some skill to his game and could be a Patric Hornqvist-like player at the pro level. He is still developing and is likely to use the majority of his NCAA eligibility before being ready to make the jump.

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