Joseph Cramarossa
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Joseph Cramarossa

Hometown:

Markham Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1992-10-26

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2011

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2011

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

3rd round (65th overall), 2011

Weight:

188 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2007-08: Joseph Cramarossa was chosen in the third round, 49th overall, of the 2008 OHL Priority Selection by the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors.

2008-09: Cramarossa played for the Markham Waxers of the OJHL. In 38 games, he scored 7 goals and added 3 assists for 10 points.

2009-10: In his OHL rookie season, Cramarossa played in 64 games for the Majors. He scored 6 goals and added 10 assists for 16 points while also adding 60 penalty minutes. In 14 playoff games, Cramarossa picked up 2 assists.

2010-11: In 59 games, Cramarossa scored 12 goals and added 20 assists for 32 points. He also tacked on 101 penalty minutes on the season.

2011-12: Cramarossa returned to Mississauga for his third season in the OHL after attending the Ducks' training camp and was obtained by the Belleville Bulls in a January 2012 trade with the Majors. Cramarossa skated in 15 games with the Majors prior to the trade – missing time due to injury and a 10-game suspension in November for a hit to the head. He scored 6 goals with 5 assists and was minus-two with 40 penalty minutes. In 29 games with the Bulls he scored 8 goals with 8 assists and was minus-10 with 43 penalty minutes. Belleville faced the Ottawa 67's in the first round of the playoffs after finishing second in the East Division. Cramarossa led the Bulls in points and penalty minutes in the six-game series – finishing plus-one with 2 goals, 2 assists  and 18 penalty minutes.

2012-13: Cramarossa appeared in a career-high 68 games and was the leading scorer for Belleville in his fourth OHL season. Skating for the Buls as a 20-year-old, he scored 19 goals with a team-high 44 assists and was +19 with 89 penalty minutes. Belleville finished first in the East Division and reached the Eastern Conference finals against Barrie. Cramarossa scored 5 goals with 4 assists and was +8 with 35 penalty minutes in 17 playoff games. He signed a three-year entry-level contract with Anaheim in March, 2013.

 

Talent Analysis

Cramarossa was initially thought to be a somewhat rough and tumble third and fourth line player with limited offensive upside. That changed a bit when he absolutely destroyed in the OHL in his overage season and improved his point totals five times over from the previous year. He is still a rough and tumble player who plays with an edge and likes to throw the body around, but he has shown he has good on-ice vision as well as a knack for some solid puck-moving and playmaking.

 

Future

No longer eligible for the junior level, Cramarossa is going to be tossed into the mix with the AHL Norfolk Admirals. He will have his work cut out for him with the wealth of tremendously talented centers in the Ducks system.

 

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