Noel Acciari


Johnston Rhode Island

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Signed as free agent, 2015


210 lbs.

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2009-10: Noel Acciari transferred to Kent School in Connecticut after captaining the high school team at Bishop Hendricken in Rhode Island the previous year. The second-leading scorer for the Lions, he scored 18 goals with 20 assists in 26 games. Kent entered the Elite Eight tournament as the top seed but was upset by Northfield-Mount Hermon, 4-1, in the quarterfinals.

2010-11: Acciari captained Kent School in his senior season as the Lions reached the Elite Eight championship game. He scored 31 goals with 21 assists in 27 games. Kent lost, 2-1, to Milton Academy in the Elite Eight championship game.

2011-12: Acciari attended Providence College but did not appear in any games.

2012-13: Acciari skated in 33 games for Providence College in his first season of college hockey. He scored 6 goals with 5 assists and was -2 with 26 penalty minutes. The Friars finished in a three-way tie for third in Hockey East and lost to regular season champion Massachusetts-Lowell, 2-1, in the Hockey East semifinals.

2013-14: Acciari was the fourth-leading scorer for Providence College in his second season with the Friars. He scored 11 goals with 11 assists in 39 games and was +3 with 20 penalty minutes. The Friars finished third in Hockey East and advanced to the conference tournament semifinals, falling to New Hampshire, 3-1. Providence received an at-large bid to the NCAA East Regional and defeated Quinnipiac in the semifinals, 4-0, before falling to eventual national champion Union College, 3-1, in the regional final.

2014-15: Acciari was one of the top scorers for NCAA national champion Providence College in his final season of college hockey, tying sophomore Trevor Mingoia for the team lead with 15 goals. He also had 17 assists and was +22 with 26 penalty minutes in 41 games. The Friars finished second to Boston University in Hockey East, receiving an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament after falling to New Hampshire in the Hockey East quarterfinals (all three games were decided by 2-1 scores with both Friars’ losses coming in overtime). Providence defeated Miami (7-5) and Denver (4-1) to capture the NCAA East Region title. After a 4-1 win over Nebraska-Omaha in the Frozen Four semifinal the Friars out-lasted Hockey East rival Boston University, 4-3, in the championship game. Acciari signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Bruins in June 2015 .

Talent Analysis

Acciari is a thickly-built whirling dervish type of player whose energy level makes him effective in all three zones. He plays a responsible positional game and relies on high effort to be successful. Acciari is not a natural goal scorer but can create chances with his hockey instincts.


Acciari is in his first pro season in 2015-16 — making his NHL debut with the Bruins on March 1st after spending most of the year in the AHL with Providence. In terms of offensive potential his ceiling is limited but with his effort and ability to read situations he can be an effective lower line player.

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