Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Luca Caputi
Luca Caputi played his junior hockey with the IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League. He was drafted in the fourth round by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft as the 111th overall pick. Though he was projected as high as the 40th pick, he managed to drop into the 4th round.

In his following season with the IceDogs, Caputi found his scoring touch with 51 goals and 111 points in just 66 games. His 111 points were fourth in league scoring and his 51 goals were third in the OHL. Caputi led the team into the playoffs where they defeated the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors 4 games to 0 before losing to the Oshawa Generals 4 games to 2 in the conference semifinals.

Following his breakout season, on April 23, Caputi signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins and was part of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins team that reached the Calder Cup final.

On February 3, 2009, Caputi made his NHL debut against the Montreal Canadiens, scoring his first NHL goal on his first shift after being on the ice for just 2:03 of ice time.

On March 2, 2010, one day prior to the NHL trade deadline, Caputi was traded to his hometown team, the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Alex Ponikarovsky.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2003-04 Toronto Jr. Canadiens GTHL 53 52 55 107 127
2004-05 Mississauga IceDogs OHL 48 5 1 6 25
2005-06 Mississauga IceDogs OHL 32 3 0 3 43
2006-07 Mississauga IceDogs OHL 68 27 38 65 66 5 2 1 3 0
2007-08 Niagara Ice Dogs OHL 66 51 60 111 107 +26 10 8 9 17 14
2007-08 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 19 4 4 8 8
2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 5 1 0 1 4 -1
2008-09 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 66 18 27 45 45 0 12 3 5 8 10
2008-09 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 3 2 1 3 0 -1
2009-10 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 4 1 1 2 2 -1
2009-10 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 54 23 24 47 61 -2
2009-10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 19 1 5 6 10 0
2010-11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 7 0 0 0 4 -2
2010-11 Toronto Marlies AHL 13 1 4 5 30 0
2011-12 Toronto Marlies AHL 21 2 1 3 10 -4
2011-12 Syracuse Crunch AHL 39 10 12 22 19 +5
2012-13 Norfolk Admirals AHL 35 3 15 18 23 -5
2012-13 Fort Wayne Komets ECHL 15 6 8 14 17 -3
NHL Totals 35 3 6 9 20


OHL Second All-Star Team (2008) Traded to Toronto by Pittsburgh with Martin Skoula for Alexei Ponikarovsky, March 2, 2010. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to sports hernia surgery. Traded to Anaheim by Toronto for Nicolas Deschamps, January 3, 2012. Loaned to Fort Wayne (ECHL) by Anaheim (Norfolk-AHL), November 27, 2012.