Joseph Mario Contini
Center
Left-Handed Shot
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 178 pounds
Born: 1.29.57 Galt, Ontario
How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Signed as a free agent by the Minnesota North Stars, 2.1.80
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1977-78
COL
37
12
9
21
-2
28
49
3
1
4
0
0
0
0
1978-79
COL
30
5
12
17
-19
6
26
2
7
9
0
0
0
1
Franchise
Career Totals
 
67
17
21
38
-21
34
75
5
8
13
0
0
0
1
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
After a stellar junior career amidst constant criticism that he "wasn't fast enough", Contini went to the Flint Generals to
play for the 77-78 season. He got himself a 5-game tryout with the Rockies during that season, and impressed enough
(had a 2-goal game in his second game and was a post away from getting the hat trick) to sign on for the rest of the
season, including the blip on the radar that was the Rockies' playoff appearance.

He showed similar results the following season for the Rockies, as well as playing some games in the AHL.

But it was destined that he be a career minor leaguer. Not that it was all bad; he did play very well for every minor
league team he had been on. However, his career only went on till 1982.

After retirement, he took the job of coach of the Guelph Platers and was there for 2 seasons. He would continue a
coaching career with other minor teams in Ontario.

He also operated Royal Cleaners, a dry cleaning service in Guelph.
Entry Draft: 1977 Eighth Round Pick (126th overall) by the
Colorado Rockies
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1977-78
COL
2
0
0
0
N/A
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
2
0
0
0
N/A
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Playoff Statistics with the Franchise
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