2008-09: Jerry D'Amigo played for the USNTDP in Ann Arbor, scoring 43 points in 44 games. At the U18 World Championships, D’Amigo led the team and finished tied for third in the tournament, with 13 points in seven games including four goals, helping the U.S. win gold.
2009-10: His first and only season of college hockey, D’Amigo would suit up in 35 games with RPI and manage 34 points, 10 of those being goals. He would be named to the NCAA (ECAC) All-Rookie Team as well as be named the NCAA (ECAC) Rookie of the Year. D’Amigo was also named to the 2009 US World Junior Team; scoring 12 points in 7 games as one of the top players for the US as they went on to win gold.
2010-11: D'Amigo struggled as a 19-year-old in the AHL in his first pro season and was loaned to OHL Kitchener for the remainder of the year after the 2011 U20 World Junior Tournament. D'Amigo skated in 43 games for the Toronto Marlies and in limited ice time was -4 with 5 goals and 10 assists with 23 PMs. After putting up huge numbers for Team USA's gold medal team a year earlier, D'Amigo finished with just two points in six games for the bronze-medal winning USA squad in Buffalo. D'Amigo had some success playing with Kitchener. In 21 regular season games he scored 12 goals with 16 assists and was +11 with 12 PMs . D'Amigo led the Rangers with six goals in the seven-game, first round series with Plymouth.
2011-12: D'Amigo was one of two players to skate in all 76 games for the AHL Toronto Marlies (he was also the youngest regular in the lineup – turning 21 at the end of February). In his first full season of pro hockey he scored 15 goals with 26 assists and was tied for third with a plus-13 plus/minus. The Marlies reached the AHL finals after finishing first in the North Division. D'Amigo scored 8 goals (two behind team leader Matt Frattin) and was plus-12 with 5 assists and 12 penalty minutes in 17 playoff games.
A stocky forward with offensive upside, D’Amigo has the tools to be a quality forward at the pro level. He has a strong, powerful build and can motor at both ends of the ice. He has a tireless work-ethic and leaves everything on the ice. D’Amigo will have to watch his conditioning at the pro level and find ways to translate the scoring success he had in the NCAA and OHL. Should he be able to do so, the Maple Leafs will have a valuable forward on their hands.
D'Amigo will play for the Toronto Marlies of the AHL in 2012-13.
Projection: Stocky winger with all-round upside.