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[ALUMNI BIO] Michael Caruso

BIRTHDATE: July 5, 1988

HOW ACQUIRED: Was drafted by the Storm in the 1st round, # 19 overall in the 2004 OHL Priority Selection.

POST JR. CAREER: Following his junior career, Michael has played for Rochester (AHL), San Antonio (AHL), Florida (NHL), Reading (ECHL), and Dornbirn EC (Austria).

STATUS: Dornbirn EC, Austria

POSITION: D

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Lou Embro Memorial Award (2004)
  • Paul Fendley Memorial Scholastic Player of the Year (2005-06)
  • Mike Kelly Humanitarian Award (2006-07)
  • Leadership Award (2007-08)

Selected by the Florida Panthers in round 4, #103 overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

STATS:

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004-05 Guelph Storm OHL 56 0 3 3 31 4 0 0 0 2
2005-06 Guelph Storm OHL 66 1 15 16 85 15 1 2 3 24
2006-07 Guelph Storm OHL 64 4 16 20 119 4 0 0 0 8
2007-08 Guelph Storm “A” OHL 62 10 24 34 103 10 2 6 8 22
2008-09 Rochester Americans AHL 73 1 9 10 66
2009-10 Rochester Americans AHL 67 1 10 11 42
2010-11 Rochester Americans AHL 75 5 4 9 77
2011-12 San Antonio Rampage AHL 68 5 8 13 63 10 0 4 4 4
2012-13 San Antonio Rampage AHL 35 1 3 4 22
2012-13 Florida Panthers NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2013-14 San Antonio Rampage AHL 35 0 2 2 32
2014-15 Reading Royals “A” ECHL 65 4 16 20 63
2015-16 Dornbirn EC Austria 53 2 13 15 53 6 0 0 0 4
2016-17 Dornbirn EC “A” Austria 54 3 4 7 38
NHL Totals 2 0 0 0 0

OHL: Guelph

NHL: Florida

Caruso Selected By Florida Panthers

Michael Caruso makes NHL debut

Mike Caruso Signs with Panthers