ANTHONY AMERICO AIELLO; born May 19, 1986 ... shoots left.
AS A SENIOR (2008-09): Played in 27 games ... registered four assists; recorded one assist in 19 Hockey East contests ... finished the season ranked four among all BC defensemen with a plus-three rating; tallied a plus-four rating in league games ... enjoyed one multiple-point performance ... assisted on both BC goals in the team's 3-2 season-ending loss to Boston University (3/20) in the semifinals of the Hockey East Tournament in TD Garden ... assisted on Barry Almeida's decisive goal in a 5-1 home win over Providence (2/27) ... played 25 games on defense and two games - at Dartmouth (11/30) and at Boston University (12/6) - skating on the forward lines.
AS A JUNIOR (2007-08): Played in 43 straight games, including all 27 Hockey East contests; missed one game - the season-opener against Michigan (10/12) in the Ice Breaker Tournament in St. Paul, Minn. ... registered 13 points - three goals and 10 assists; recorded eight points - two goals and six assists - in league action ... finished the season ranked tied for fourth among all BC defensemen with a plus-14 rating; tallied a plus-eight rating in conference contests ... earned All-Tournament Team honors at the Dodge Holiday Classic in Minneapolis, Minn., after he recorded two assists and a rating of plus-four in victories over Air Force (12/29) and RIT (12/30) ... enjoyed one multiple-point performance ... tallied two points - one goal and one assist - in a 3-3 home tie against Merrimack (11/9) ... scored the team's third goal in a 3-3 tie at Vermont (10/21) ... netted BC's first goal - a man-advantage tally - in a 4-3 overtime victory over Boston University (2/4) in the first round of the Beanpot ... notched an assist on Ben Smith's power-play goal in the second period of the team's 5-4 triple-overtime victory over New Hampshire (3/21) in the Hockey East Tournament's semifinal round in TD Banknorth Garden ... assisted on Benn Ferriero's decisive goal - the first of his two scores - in a 5-1 home win over Providence (3/14) in the quarterfinals of the Hockey East Tournament.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2006-07): Played in 22 games, including 16 Hockey East contests ... missed eight games (2/22 - 3/17) because of a hip injury ... registered nine points - one goal and eight assists; recorded seven points - one goal and six assists - in league action ... finished the season with a plus-one rating ... enjoyed one multiple-point game ... recorded two assists and a plus-four rating in the team's 5-2 win at Massachusetts (12/9) ... scored the game-winning goal - on the power play - in a 3-1 win at Merrimack (11/10) ... notched an assist on Andrew Orpik's decisive goal in a 4-1 victory at Wisconsin (10/28).
AS A FRESHMAN (2005-06): Played in 40 games, including 26 Hockey East contests ... registered nine points - one goal and eight assists; recorded all eight assists in league action ... collected his first collegiate point with an assist on Chris Collins' power-play goal in a 3-2 home win over Providence (10/28) ... netted his first collegiate goal at 15:38 of the second period against North Dakota in the NCAA Tournament's semifinal round victory in Milwaukee, Wis. (4/6) ... assisted on Brock Bradford's decisive goal in a home win against Providence (2/10).
BEFORE BC: Earned All-New England first-team honors as a junior and senior defenseman at Thayer Academy ... was a three-time All-Independent School League selection ... recorded 37 points - 11 goals and 26 assists - in 33 games in 2003-04 ... served as team captain in 2003-04 and 2004-05 ... played for head coaches Jack Foley and Larry Rooney ... was a member of the U.S. Under-17 Select Team that captured the gold medal at the 2002 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament in the Czech Republic ... also earned All-ISL lacrosse honors at Thayer ... captured the 2005 Thayer Athletic Association Award as the school's top male athlete.
PERSONAL: Enrolled as a human development major in the College of Education ... is the 2008-09 recipient of the John P. Cunniff `66 Memorial Hockey Scholarship ... was selected by the Minnesota Wild in the fifth round (129th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft ... Anthony and his younger sister Kristen are the children of Karen and Ron Aiello.
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