Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Enrico Ciccone
When the Minnesota North Stars went looking for a big, tough, rugged defenseman, in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, they found their man in Enrico Ciccone. Taken in the fifth round, 92nd overall, Ciccone had become known in the QMJHL as one of most feared players in the league for his big hits and propensity to fight at the drop of a hat. In just 40 games with the Trois-Rivieres Draveurs in 1989-90, he collected 227 minutes in penalties.

In his first year as a pro with the Kalamazoo Wings, Ciccone kept his fiery reputation alive with 384 minutes in penalties in just 57 games. He followed that up with 406 minutes in the box the following year in four fewer games before being called up to the North Stars for eleven games. He was held off the scoresheet, but collected 48 minutes in penalties. Ciccone played another 31 games in a North Stars' uniform before going to the Washington Capitals in 1993-94. Midway through the year he was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning, where he played for just over two years, before being traded to the Chicago Blackhawks.

In 1997-98, Ciccone must have lived out of a suitcase, having played with the Carolina Hurricanes, Vancouver Canucks and Tampa Bay all in one season. The roadshow continued the next year as he split his time between Tampa and Washington. Ciccone's final year in the NHL was in 2000-01 when he played three games for the Montreal Canadiens. In 374 games, Ciccone scored ten goals and 28 points with an eye-popping 1,469 minutes in penalties.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1986-87 Lac St-Louis Lions QAAA 38 10 20 30 172
1987-88 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 61 2 12 14 324 11 0 0 0 36
1988-89 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 34 7 11 18 132
1988-89 Trois-Rivieres Draveurs QMJHL 24 0 8 8 157 2 0 0 0 4
1989-90 Trois-Rivieres Draveurs QMJHL 40 4 24 28 227 3 0 0 0 15
1990-91 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 57 4 9 13 384 4 0 1 1 32
1991-92 Minnesota North Stars NHL 11 0 0 0 48 -2
1991-92 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 53 4 16 20 406 10 0 1 1 58
1992-93 Minnesota North Stars NHL 31 0 1 1 115 +2
1992-93 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 13 1 3 4 50
1992-93 Hamilton Canucks AHL 6 1 3 4 44
1993-94 Washington Capitals NHL 46 1 1 2 174 -2
1993-94 Portland Pirates AHL 6 0 0 0 27
1993-94 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 11 0 1 1 52 -2
1994-95 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 41 2 4 6 225 +3
1995-96 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 55 2 3 5 258 -4
1995-96 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 11 0 1 1 48 +5 9 1 0 1 30
1996-97 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 67 2 2 4 233 -1 4 0 0 0 18
1997-98 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 14 0 3 3 83 +3
1997-98 Vancouver Canucks NHL 13 0 1 1 47 -2
1997-98 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 12 0 0 0 45 -3
1998-99 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 16 1 1 2 24 -1
1998-99 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 6 0 0 0 23 -1
1998-99 Washington Capitals NHL 43 2 0 2 103 -6
1999-00 ESC Moskitos Essen Germany 14 0 4 4 101
2000-01 Montreal Canadiens NHL 3 0 0 0 14 -1
2000-01 Quebec Citadelles AHL 2 0 0 0 22 +1
NHL Totals 374 10 18 28 1469 13 1 0 1 48


Traded to Washington by Dallas to complete transaction that sent Paul Cavallini to Dallas (June 20, 1993), June 25, 1993. Traded to Tampa Bay by Washington with Washington's 3rd round pick (later traded to Anaheim - Anaheim selected Craig Reichert) in 1994 NHL Draft and the return of conditional draft pick transferred in the Pat Elynuik trade for Joe Reekie, March 21, 1994. Traded to Chicago by Tampa Bay with Tampa Bay's 2nd round pick (Jeff Paul) in 1996 NHL Draft for Patrick Poulin, Igor Ulanov and Chicago's 2nd round pick (later traded to New Jersey - New Jersey selected Pierre Dagenais) in 1996 NHL Draft, March 20, 1996. Traded to Carolina by Chicago for Ryan Risidore and Carolina's 5th round pick (later traded to Toronto - Toronto selected Morgan Warren) in 1998 NHL Draft, July 25, 1997. Traded to Vancouver by Carolina with Sean Burke and Geoff Sanderson for Kirk McLean and Martin Gelinas, January 3, 1998. Traded to Tampa Bay by Vancouver for Jamie Huscroft, March 14, 1998. Traded to Washington by Tampa Bay for cash, December 28, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 7, 2000.
Officially announced his retirement, December 8, 2000.
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