Vincent LoVerde
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Vincent LoVerde

Hometown:

Chicago Illinois

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1989-04-19

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2007

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2014

Weight:

205 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2005-06: Vincent LoVerde skated in 53 games for the Waterloo Black Hawks in his first USHL season and was selected to participate in USA Hockey’s Select 17 Player Development camp; skating for the USA in the 2006 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in August. He scored 5 goals with 6 assists and was minus-3 with 78 penalty minutes in 53 regular season games for Waterloo. The Black Hawks missed the USHL playoffs after finishing fifth in the East Conference.

2006-07: LoVerde returned to Waterloo for his second USHL season and in the fall committed to playing college hockey at Miami in 2007-08. Skating for a Black Hawks team that finished first in the East Conference and reached the Clark Cup finals, he scored 4 goals with 17 assists and was +23; finishing third on the team with 96 penalty minutes. In nine playoff games he scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was minus-1 with 31 penalty minutes.

2007-08: LoVerde skated in all 42 games for Miami as a freshman as the RedHawks earned an NCAA at-large bid. Teamed with senior Mitch Ganzak on Miami’s top defense pair most of the year, he had 8 assists and was +18 with 20 penalty minutes. The RedHawks were second to Michigan in the CCHA during the regular season and lost to the Wolverines, 2-1, in the conference championship game. Miami defeated Air Force in the regional semifinal before falling to eventual national champion Boston College, 4-3 in overtime, in the NCAA Northeast Regional.

2008-09: LoVerde played 38 of 41 games for Miami in his sophomore season as the RedHawks reached the Frozen Four national championship game after receiving an at-large bid to the NCAA West Regional; falling 4-3 to Boston University in overtime. He missed three games in February and finished +8 with 1 goal, 7 assists and 40 penalty minutes. LoVerde played a key role as the RedHawks — after finishing tied with Michigan for second in the CCHA in the regular season — bounced back in the NCAA Tournament after losing a CCHA quarterfinal series to Northern Michigan. Miami defeated Denver and Minnesota-Duluth to win the NCAA West Regional championship and advanced to the Frozen Four championship game with a 4-1 win over Bemidji State.

2009-10: LoVerde was one of two upperclassmen on a young but talented defense corps for Miami as the RedHawks reached the Frozen Four for the second straight year. He and senior Brandon Smith provided a veteran presence on a group with four sophomores and two freshman.  LoVerde scored 3 goals with 8 assists (both career highs) and was +16 with 48 penalty minutes in 40 games; missing the NCAA Midwest Regional and Frozen Four semifinal game against Boston College due to illness. The RedHawks finished first in the CCHA regular season and won the conference tournament third place game, 2-1 over Ferris State after a loss to Michigan in the CCHA semifinals. Playing without LoVerde, Miami defeated Alabama-Huntsville and Michigan in the Midwest Regional before losing to BC, 7-1.

2010-11: LoVerde was one of two defensemen to skate in all 39 games for Miami in his senior season as the Red Hawks captured the CCHA playoff title before a stunning season-ending loss in the NCAA Northeast Regional. He scored 2 goals with 7 assists and was +20 with 28 penalty minutes. Miami finished third in the CCHA regular season and were one of the country’s hottest teams in the second half. Miami was 10-0-3 in a 13-game stretch following a January 21st loss to Michigan State, including four wins in the CCHA tournament, before the 3-1 NCAA tournament loss to New Hampshire.

2011-12: LoVerde attended the Flyers’ Prospect Camp in July before beginning his professional career with the ECHL’s Ontario Reign. He scored 5 goals with 19 assists and was +13 with 54 penalty minutes in 64 regular season games. Ontario finished first in the Pacific Division before losing to Idaho in a five-game Western Conference quarterfinals series. LoVerde had 1 assist and was -2 in the series with the Steelheads.

2012-13: LoVerde made his AHL debut with the Manchester Monarchs in November after starting the season with the ECHL’s Ontario Reign and shuffled between the two clubs before joining the Monarchs for good in January. He scored 2 goals with 11 assists and was +17 with 30 penalty minutes in 51 AHL regular season games. Manchester was third in the Atlantic Division and lost to Springfield in a first round playoff series. LoVerde was an even plus/minus with no points and 2 penalty minutes in four playoff games. In 27 ECHL games with the Reign he scored 7 goals with 10 assists and was +2 with 15 penalty minutes.

2013-14: LoVerde was invited to the Los Angeles Kings’ training camp but did not receive a contract before returning to Manchester for his first full season in the AHL. He was the second-leading scorer amongst Monarchs’ defensemen as Manchester finished first in the Atlantic Division. LoVerde scored 2 goals with 18 assists and was +37 with 46 penalty minutes in 70 regular season games. He was -2 with no points nor penalties in the Monarchs’ four-game playoff series with Norfolk. The Kings signed LoVerde to a one-year entry-level contract on May 14th, 2014.

 

Future

LoVerde signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings on May 14th, 2014