Noel Acciari

Noel Acciari
Acciari in March 2016
Born (1991-12-01) December 1, 1991
Johnston, Rhode Island, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 208 lb (94 kg; 14 st 12 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
NHL team Boston Bruins
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2015present

Noel Acciari (born December 1, 1991) is an American professional ice hockey forward. He is currently playing with the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career

Amateur

Acciari attended Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, Rhode Island where he won the state championship in his freshman year. He helped Hendricken defeat Mount St. Charles academy in the finals being played at Providence College. He was also the captain of the Kent School team in Kent, Connecticut and graduated there in 2011.

Prior to turning professional, Acciari attended Providence College where he played three seasons of NCAA Division I hockey with the Providence Friars, registering 32 goals, 33 assists, 65 points, and 72 penalty minutes in 113 games. In his senior year Acciari helped his team capture their first 2015 NCAA National Championship,[1] and his outstanding play was recognized when he was named Hockey East's Best Defensive Forward.[2]

Professional

On June 8, 2015, the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL) signed Acciari to a two-year entry-level contract.[3] In the midst of the 2015–16 season, on March 1, 2016, Acciari was called up to the Boston Bruins for the first time as a professional. He made his NHL debut that night against the Calgary Flames.[4] It would not be until March 28, 2017 that Acciari would score his first NHL goal - in a home ice game against the Nashville Predators, Acciari scored the third Bruins goal en route to a 4-1 regulation-time Bruins win over the Predators.[5][6] On June 28, 2017, Acciari re-signed with the Bruins on a new two-year contract.[7]

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Kent School USHS 26 18 20 38 10
2010–11 Kent School USHS 27 31 21 52 22
2012–13 Providence College HE 33 6 5 11 26
2013–14 Providence College HE 39 11 11 22 20
2014–15 Providence College HE 41 15 17 32 26
2015–16 Providence Bruins AHL 45 7 12 19 19 3 1 2 3 4
2015–16 Boston Bruins NHL 19 0 1 1 8
2016–17 Boston Bruins NHL 29 2 3 5 16 4 1 0 1 2
2016–17 Providence Bruins AHL 30 6 8 14 11
2017–18 Boston Bruins NHL 60 10 1 11 9 12 1 1 2 2
NHL totals 108 12 5 17 33 16 2 1 3 4

Awards and honors

Award Year
College
HE Defensive Forward of the Year 2014–15 [8]

References

  1. "Bruins sign NCCA Champ Noel Acciari whose motor never stops". NBC Sports. 2015-06-08. Retrieved 2015-06-08.
  2. "Bruins ink NCAA Champion and defensive forward of the year Acciari". The Hockey News. 2015-06-09. Retrieved 2015-06-09.
  3. "Bruins sign Providence College forward Noel Acciari". Boston Globe. 2015-06-08. Retrieved 2015-06-08.
  4. Cox, Zach. "Bruins Promote Noel Acciari From Providence; Forward Set To Debut Vs. Flames". NESN.com. Retrieved 2016-03-01.
  5. Russo, Eric (March 28, 2017). "Acciari's First Career Goal Helps Bruins Over Preds". bruins.nhl.com. Boston Bruins. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
  6. "Bruins post win over Predators". National Hockey League. 2017-03-28. Retrieved 2017-03-28.
  7. "Bruins Sign Noel Acciari To 2-Year Contract". NHL.com. June 28, 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  8. "Acciari named Hockey East defensive forward of the year". wpri.com. 2015-03-19. Retrieved 2015-03-19.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bill Arnold
Ross Mauermann
Hockey East Best Defensive Forward
2014–15
Succeeded by
Sam Herr
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