After a standout season where he helped lead the Canisius College hockey team to its first Atlantic Hockey Championship, rising senior Tony Capobianco (Mississauga, Ontario) is set to participate at the Minnesota Wild Development Camp this week.
Minnesota is hosting the development camp for team prospects July 9-14 at Xcel Energy Center. The camp will focus on the development of the organization’s top young prospects in both on-ice and off-ice settings.
Capobianco was named the Griffs’ MVP during the 2012-13 campaign after playing a key role in the team’s first conference championship. He set four school records in saves (1,256), save percentage (.929), goaltender wins (18) and shutouts (four) during the season. Capobianco also led all players in the country with 1,256 saves, which ranks 12th in NCAA history and the most since the 1988-89 campaign. He finished 12th nationally with his .929 save percentage to go along with a 2.40 goals against average.
During the Griffs’ run to the Atlantic Hockey Championship, Capobianco set a tournament record with 235 saves. Overall, the All-Tournament Team selection posted a 6-0-0 record during the league’s postseason championship with a 1.99 goals against average and .951 save percentage.
A total of 36 players are scheduled to attend the Wild’s Development Camp with Capobianco being one of seven college players invited to participate.