The NHL hockey club, the Anaheim Ducks, have signed Cape Breton Screaming Eagles forward, Giovanni Fiore to a three-year entry-level contract.
The overager recorded 52 goals and 90 points with a +36 rating and 42 penalty minutes in 61 games this season. He set career highs in goals, assists, points and plus/minus, while leading Cape Breton with 8 goals and 12 points in 11 playoff contests.
During the regular season, Fiore led the league in goals, co-led in power-play goals, ranked tied for fifth in scoring and seventh in plus/minus. The 6’1”, 195-pound winger became the second 50-goal scorer in Cape Breton franchise history. Fiore also received QMJHL First All-Star Team honours.
The Laval, Quebec native collected 114 goals, 110 assists and 224 points with a +45 rating and 153 penalty minutes in 281 lifetime games with Acadie-Bathurst (2012-13), Drummondville (2012-14), Shawinigan (2013-16) and Cape Breton (2015-17).