The most decorated goalie in the school’s history, 2014 Canisius graduate Tony Capobianco has been invited to participate in the Philadelphia Flyers Development Camp.
The six-day camp is set to begin on Thursday, July 10 at the Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, New Jersey. It will bring together many Flyers of tomorrow, with the organization’s young prospects gathering for five days of drills and instruction along with the annual Trial on the Isle in Stone Harbor, New Jersey on Monday, July 14.
Capobianco enjoyed a record-breaking career in his four seasons at Canisius. He finished his tenure in March with school records in saves (3,061), save percentage (.920), goals against average (2.71) and shutouts (eight).
The Mississauga, Ontario also owns four-single-season records set during the 2012-13 campaign, while leading the Griffs to their first conference championship. He set the program’s standards in saves (1,256), save percentage (.929), shutouts (four) and goaltender victories (18). Capobianco’s 1,256 saves rank as the 12th-most in NCAA history and the most since the 1988-89 campaign.
Capobianco also proved to be a clutch postseason player during his career, helping Canisius to the 2013 Atlantic Hockey Championship and a second appearance in the title game in 2014. In 13 career Atlantic Hockey Tournament games, Capobianco owned an 11-2-0 record, 2.35 goals against average, .936 save percentage and three shutouts. A member of the 2013 Atlantic Hockey All-Tournament Team, he owns the top two saves marks in the tournament’s history (249 in 2014; 235 in 2013).
After finishing his collegiate career, Capobianco played for the Adirondack Phantoms of the AHL and the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL in March and April. Capobianco also participated in the Minnesota Wild Development Camp last summer.