|Joseph Mario Contini
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
|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
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise