Stefan Della Rovere
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Stefan Della Rovere

Hometown:

Richmond Hill Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1990-02-25

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2008

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2008

Height:

5-10

Acquired:

Trade from Washington, 2010

Weight:

196 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2007-08: Stefan Della Rovere played in 68 games for Barrie (OHL), where he led the team with 171 PIM. He also ranked fifth in scoring, recording 32 points (13+19) on the season. Was drafted in the 7th round, 204th overall by Washington.

2008-09: Posted 1 goal and 1 assists while playing for Canada in the WJC. While playing in the OHL he posted 27 goals and 24 assists in 57 games. He also registered 146 penalty minutes. After his OHL season was complete he was assigned to Carolina of the ECHL where he posted 1 assists and 6 penalty minutes in 2 games.

2009-10: Posted 3 goals and 3 assists for Canada in the WJC. While playing for Barrie in the OHL, he psoted 18 goals, 23 assists, a plus-18 rating, and 125 penalty minutes. Was traded to St. Louis in July of 2010.

2010-11: Della Rovere was acquired by the Blues in a July 2010 trade with Washington and appeared in his first NHL game in December 2011. He skated in seven games for the Blues during two mid-season call-ups and had 11 PMs, including one fighting major. He had no points with an even plus/minus; averaging six minutes of ice time per game. Della Rovere spent most of his first season in the Blues' organization with AHL affiliate Peoria and was a hard scrabble, two-way forward for the Rivermen. He scored 8 goals with 8 assists and had an even plus/minus with 110 PMs. He skated in one of four games in the Rivermen's first round playoff series with Houston and was +1 with no points or penalty minutes.

2011-12: Della Rovere provided toughness for the AHL Peoria Rivermen in his second pro season; though he has yet to show the consistent offense he displayed in junior hockey. He skated in 69 of 76 games for the Rivermen – missing time in November due to a hand injury – and was third on the team with 116 penalty minutes while finishing minus-12 with 4 goals and 6 assists. Peoria missed the AHL playoffs after finishing fourth in the Midwest Division.

 

Talent Analysis

Della Rovere will score goals, but he's best known for his chippy, bordering on dirty, play.  At the NHL level, he'd likely be a fourth-liner.

 

Future

Della Rovere will play his third season at the AHL level but could spend time in the ECHL on a conditioning stint when returning by late November from off-season knee surgery. He needs to stay healthy and improve his overall game in order to be re-signed by the Blues' organization.

 

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