2008-09: Daniel Catenacci played for the York Simcoe Express Minor Midget club, scoring 42 goals and adding 45 assists for 87 points in 39 games. He was chosen in the first round, 1st overall, of the 2009 OHL Priority Selection by the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.
2009-10: In his OHL rookie season, Catenacci played in 65 games for the Greyhounds, He scored 10 goals and added 20 assists for 30 points to go along with 68 penalty minutes. Catenacci played for Team Ontario's silver medal squad at the 2010 World Under-17 hockey Challenge, scoring 3 goals and chipping in 2 assists for 5 points in 6 games.
2010-11: In 67 games for the Greyhounds, Catenacci scored 26 goals and added 45 assists for 71 points to go along with 117 penalty minutes. Catenacci also played for Canada at the 2011 U-18 World Junior Championship, picking up 2 assists in 6 games in that tournament. Catenacci played for Team Orr at the 2011 CHL Home Hardware Top Prospects Game, scoring 1 goal in Orr's 7-1 win over Team Cherry.
2011-12: Catenacci was the second-leading scorer for OHL Owen Sound behind Islanders prospect Mike Halmo. He scored 33 goals with 39 assists and was plus-11 with 114 penalty minutes in 67 games. The Attack finished third in the Midwest Division and lost to Kitchener in a first round playoff series. Catenacci scored 1 goal with 3 assists and was minus-two with 8 penalty minutes in five playoff games. He signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Sabres in April 2012.
A speedy forward with the ability to play all three positions, Catenacci will end up a winger in the NHL. He uses his acceleration to create space when he has the puck, find space when he does not and finish his checks should the need arise. People often overlook Catenacci because of his lack of size, but he has shown more than a willingness to get in the dirty areas and play physical.
Catenacci needs to work on his defensive game and polish his offensive game if he wants to be a scorer in the NHL. He is still a raw prospect, so he will return to Owen Sound where he will lead the Attack after the departure of Mike Halmo.