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John DeCaro (G)

Sheffield Steelers

Name: John DeCaro
Number: 1
Position: G
Shoots: R
Height: 6.03
Weight: 215
Birthdate: 1982-11-09


John DeCaro returns back to the Sheffield Steelers for a second year ahead of the 2012-13 Elite League season. DeCaro led the Steelers to the runners up position in the 2011-12 season with a 92.1% saves percentage and a goals against average of just 2.56 Having studied at the University of Alaska-Anchorage DeCaro turned pro in 2006 playing just 6 games for the Alaska Aces in the East Coast Hockey League The following season John moved to the CHL (Central Hockey League) where he started 35 games for Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs, also being called up to play 2 further games for the Philladelphia Phantoms in the American Hockey League. The 07-08 season saw DeCaro register a 94% saves percentage in his second season with the Mudbugs, a season that earned him a move to Las Vegas the following year. His form for the Wranglers was equally impressive, a 93% saves percentage during the 08-09 campaign. That season saw another spell in the AHL with Portland, 3 starts averaging less than 3 goals a game against. DeCaro then moved back to his former club in Bossier-Shreveport where he spent two seasons, the latter (11-12) saw DeCaro lift the CHL play off trophy. After his first year with the Steelers a move to Norway followed for the 12-13 season, however mid way through the summer Big John had a change of mind deciding instead to return to Sheffield and another crack at the Elite League championship. Head coach Ryan Finnerty on DeCaro "He is a quality goalie, person and leader for our hockey club. It's the view of many that our team perhaps over achieved in 11-12 and a big reason for that was the form of Johnny. He did what any coach wants his goalie to do and that is give his team a chance to win every night. I was disappointed when he advised me he was going to Norway in the summer and then delighted to take a call some weeks later saying that he had made a mistake and wished to return. "Johnny is a proven winner, I believe in him and his ability to deliver another championship this coming season"

View Game By Game Stats Goalie Stats

Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP GA Mins Saves GAA SV% W L SOL T SO
2012-13 Regular Season Sheffield Steelers 55 136 3304 1399 2.47 0.911 36 14 4 0 3
2011-12 Regular Season Sheffield Steelers 55 140 3281 1630 2.56 0.921 37 14 1 2 4
Playoff Stats
Season Team GP GA Mins Saves GAA SV% W L SOL T SO
2012 EIHL Playoffs Sheffield Steelers 2 7 120 48 3.50 0.873 0 1 0 1 0

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