Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Carlo Colaiacovo
Carlo Colaiacovo was born on January 27, 1983 in Toronto, Ontario and was selected in the first round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by his homeytown Maple Leafs. Colaiacovo played his major junior hockey with the Erie Otters where he helped the club to the 2002 OHL Championship.

Colaiacovo impressed many at the Maple Leaf training camp in 2002 and head coach/general Manager Pat Quinn would reward him for his solid play. Colaiacovo would suit up in a pair of games for the Leafs before being returned to Erie.

Following a strong junior career, Colaiacovo spent the majority of his first two full professional seasons with the Leafs' AHL affiliate. The hard hitting defenceman would finally crack the Leaf lineup full-time in 2005-06 only to suffer a season ending head injury in January of 2006.

The injury plagued Colaiacovo appeared in only 28 games of the 2007-08 season due to a strain of injuries to his knee and groin. He returned to training camp relatively healthy the following season, but suffered a minor ankle injury early into November 2008. Shortly after, the Leafs traded the Colaiacovo and forward Alexander Steen to the St. Louis Blues for Lee Stempniak.

Colaiacovo played four seasons with the St. Louis Blues until he left as an unrestricted free agent to join the Detroit Red Wings on September 12, 2012. He only spent one season with the Red Wings as they bought him out of his second year of his contract.

After his time with the Red Wings, Colaiacovo signed a series of one year contracts. In 2013-14, he returned to St. Louis. He then spent time in Philadelphia and Buffalo before retiring from the NHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1998-99 Mississauga Reps GTHL 44 10 12 23 28
1999-00 Erie Otters OHL 52 4 18 22 12 +7 13 2 4 6 9
2000-01 Erie Otters OHL 62 12 27 39 59 +46 14 4 7 11 16
2001-02 Erie Otters OHL 60 13 27 40 49 +31 21 7 10 17 20
2001-02 Canada WJC-A 7 0 3 3 2 +9
2001-02 Erie Otters M-Cup 4 0 2 2 6
2002-03 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 0 1 1 0 0
2002-03 Erie Otters OHL 35 14 21 35 12 -12
2002-03 Canada WJC-A 6 1 9 10 2 -1
2003-04 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 0 1 1 2 +1
2003-04 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 62 6 25 31 50 -15
2004-05 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 49 4 20 24 59 +9 5 0 1 1 2
2005-06 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 21 2 5 7 17 0
2005-06 Toronto Marlies AHL 14 5 6 11 14 -3
2006-07 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 8 9 17 22 +5
2006-07 Toronto Marlies AHL 5 1 5 6 4 +5
2007-08 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 28 2 4 6 10 -4
2007-08 Toronto Marlies AHL 2 0 0 0 0 +2
2008-09 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 10 0 1 1 6 -2
2008-09 St. Louis Blues NHL 63 3 26 29 29 +2 4 0 0 0 2
2009-10 St. Louis Blues NHL 67 7 25 32 60 +8
2010-11 St. Louis Blues NHL 65 6 20 26 23 -4
2010-11 Canada WC-A 5 0 0 0 0 0
2011-12 St. Louis Blues NHL 64 2 17 19 22 +7 7 0 3 3 16
2012-13 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
2012-13 Detroit Red Wings NHL 6 0 1 1 2 -4 9 0 1 1 2
2013-14 St. Louis Blues NHL 25 1 3 4 18 -4
2014-15 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 33 2 6 8 10 0
2015-16 Buffalo Sabres NHL 36 1 4 5 10 -11
2016-17 Adler Mannheim Germany 27 8 16 24 28 6 1 2 3 2
NHL Totals 470 34 123 157 231 20 0 4 4 20


OHL Second All-Star Team (2002, 2003) Missed remainder of 2005-06 due to head injury at Ottawa, January 23, 2006. Missed majority of 2007-08 due to knee surgery, April 29, 2007. Traded to St. Louis by Toronto with Alexander Steen for Lee Stempniak, November 24, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, September 14, 2012. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to recurring shoulder injury and as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, November 12, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, October 30, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, July 3, 2015. Missed majority of 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Mannheim (Germany), November 26, 2016.
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