Matteo Gennaro


St. Albert Alberta

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7th round (203rd overall), 2015


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2011-12: Matteo Gennaro made his debut in minor midget AAA hockey in Alberta as a 14-year-old, skating in nine regular season games and three playoff contests for the St. Albert Flyers. He scored 1 goal with 6 assists and 14 penalty minutes and scored 2 goals with 3 assists in the playoffs with the Flyers. He was among the leading scorers for the St. Albert Sabres bantam team. Gennaro was selected by Prince Albert in the second round (41st overall) in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft. 

2012-13: Gennaro played midget AAA hockey with the St. Albert Raiders in the Alberta Midget Hockey League. He scored 9 goals with 12 assists and 32 penalty minutes in 30 regular season games. The Raiders finished second in the Dodge Division before falling to Lloydminster in the AMHL playoff quarterfinals. Gennaro had 2 assists and 2 penalty minutes in four playoff games. He skated for Team Alberta in the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup. 

2013-14: Gennaro skated in 60 regular season games and all four playoff contests for the WHL’s Prince Albert Raiders in his first season of major juniors. He played for Canada Pacific in the 2014 U17 World Hockey Challenge. Gennaro scored 5 goals with 10 assists and was -8 with 14 penalty minutes during the regular season for Prince Albert. The Raiders finished fourth in the East Division and were swept by eventual Memorial Cup champion Edmonton in a first-round playoff series. Gennaro had no points nor penalties in the playoffs. He scored 4 goals with 3 assists and 4 penalty minutes in six WHC games for Canada Pacific. The squad captured a silver medal, defeating Russia, 7-3, before falling 4-0 to the USA in the championship game. 

2014-15: Gennaro was one of three players to skate in all 72 regular season games for the Prince Albert Raiders in his second WHL season. He score 16 goals with 15 assists and was -9 with 44 penalty minutes. Prince Albert missed the WHL playoffs, finishing fifth in the East Division. Ranked 127th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings, Gennaro was selected by Winnipeg in the seventh round (203rd overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft. 

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