The Cardiff Devils are pleased to confirm the signing of Italian/Canadian Sean Bentivoglio who joins us from Asiago, the defending Italian SuperCup Champions.
Bentivoglio is a high scoring left shot forward who plays center and wing. He has led his team in scoring 4 of the last 5 seasons including last season when he scored 22 goals and 52 assists for 74 points in 47 games, while leading his team to the Italian SuperCup Championship. He has won the SuperCup twice in 4 years and the Italian Playoff Championship twice as well in 2012-13 and 2014-15.
Born in Thorold, Ontario in Canada, Bentivoglio played 4 years at Niagara University, where he won two league championships and was selected to the first all-star team twice and voted player of the year in his final season. Upon finishing his University career, he was called up to play for the Boston Bruins farm team in Providence for the final 15 games of the season and the playoffs where he scored 23 points in 28 games.
He played the next 3 seasons in the American Hockey League with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the top affiliate of the NHL’s New York Islanders. In 2008-09 he got called up for his only NHL game with the Islanders before finishing the season in Bridgeport and then moving to Europe the following season to join Augsburg in the German DEL.
Icetime.TV caught up with Sean Bentivoglio this week after he finalised his deal with the Devils. Click on the image below to see the full interview.
Andrew Lord is excited to finally get Bentivoglio to Cardiff after pursuing him the past two seasons. He describes him as an “offensive threat every time he is on the ice.”
Click on the link below to hear the full interview with Andrew Lord on the signing of Bentivoglio.
Bentivoglio will be flying into Cardiff at the start of August to prepare for the pre-season games against some of the top teams in Europe. To book your tickets for any or all of the pre-season games, CLICK HERE