8 Diego Cuglietta
8 Diego Cuglietta
Height: 5-10
Weight: 176
Year: Senior
Hometown: Kamloops, British Columbia
Position: Forward
Major: History
Junior Team: Merritt (BCHL)
Shoots/Catches: Left
gp 38
p 41
g 25
a 16
pim 18
+/- +25

Senior (2018-19): Nominated for the 2019 Hobey Baker Award...Tallied career-high 25 goals and 16 assists for a career-best 41 points as a senior...As of March 19, leads NCAA DI Men's Hockey in goals, while ranking second in faceoff wins (501)...Led the WCHA with a .250 goals per shot on goal percentage...Recorded team-best +24 rating on season...Tallied two game-winning goals, six power-play goals and one short-handed goal...Tallied 10 power-play points (6-4--10)...Ranked third on team with career-best 100 shots on goal...Served as a team captain...Named First Team All-WCHA...WCHA All-Academic Team selection...Named Great Lakes Invitational MVP, NCAA Third Star of the Week and WCHA Forward of the Week after scoring four goals — two in each game — as the Lakers defeated Michigan State (4-3 OT, GLI Semifinals) and Michigan Tech (6-3, GLI Championship Game) in the Great Lakes Invitational on Dec. 30 and Dec. 31, respectively...Garnered the game-winning goal in the 4-3 overtime victory over Michigan State in the Great Lakes Invitational on Dec. 30...Scored the most goals in a season for the Lakers since Sean Tallaire netted 32 goals in 1995-96...Tallied most points in a season by a Laker since 1996-97 (Joe Blaznek 46 points, Jason Sessa 44 points)...Became first Laker to reach 100 career points since Domenic Monardo (49-52--101)...Tallied 50 goals and 50 assists for 100 career points in 147 games at Lake Superior State...Ranks tied for 27th in program history in career goals scored...Signed to an Amateur Tryout by the Texas Stars of the Amercan Hockey League on March 19, 2019.

Junior (2017-18): Awarded the Blueliner Award for the team's MVP...Ranked tied for 36th place on the WCHA points leaders list, tied for most points on the team...Tied for 28th in the WCHA's assist leaders list with a team-leading 16 assists...Played in all 36 games, while starting in 19 games...Accumulated 23 points (7-16--23) and registered seven multi-point performances...(recorded two goals and three shots vs. Northern Michigan on Oct. 6)...Recorded a six-game point streak (1/11-12/2), racking up eight points, including three goals and five assists...Recorded two assists and four shots in a 5-3 win Vs. Ferris State (Jan. 13)..Tallied Back-to-Back two assist performances (1/20-1/26) .

Sophomore (2016-17): Ranked tied for 21st place on WCHA's points leaders list and tied for 15th-place honors in league goal scoring ... Led the WCHA in short-handed points with five total (2-3--5) and his three game-winning lamplighters tied for the eighth most in the league ... Recognized as the WCHA's Offensive Player of the Week (10/24) with a combined four points (3-1=4, +4) in a league road series sweep at Alabama-Huntsville (10/21-22), which featured two goals (game winner) and an assist in the opener (10/21) ... Tied for 15th-place honors on NCAA Division I final stats leaders list with a 0.06 short-handed goals per game average and ranked tied for 49th place in game-winning lamplighters with three total ... Ranked third on team in points (25) and goals (12) while his 13 assists tied for fifth most ... Paced the Lakers with three game-winning lamplighters and tied for ninth place in blocked shots with 16 total ... Accumulated three multiple-point games to go with one multi-goal and multi-assist game performance apiece ... Netted two goals, including the game winner, at Alabama-Huntsville (10/21) ... Notched the game-winning tally against Alaska (10/28) on a shorthander and versus Northern Michigan (1/6) ... Distributed a season-high two assists at Michigan (11/25) ... Posted at least a point in four (10/15-28) of his first five games and totaled six points (4-2--6) in that span ... Enjoyed a four-game points streak (11/19-12/2) while amassing five points (2-3=5) ... Blocked a season-most two shots on four occasions - at Bemidji State (12/10), at Northern Michigan (1/7), against Alaska Anchorage (2/11), and at Alaska (2/17) ... Compiled a squad second-best 15 points (6-9--15) in 19 road contests and produced 10 points (6-4=10) in 16 home games ... Registered 19 points (12-7=19) in 27 home encounters ... Led LSSU in scoring with six points (3-3=6) in eight November appearances and five points (2-3=5) in six February contests.   

Freshman (2015-16): Scored six goals and five assists to rank seventh on the Lakers with 11 points in 38 games ... Led all WCHA freshman and ranked tied for second overall in the WCHA with four game-winning goals ... Netted a shorthanded goal, which ended up being the game-winning goal in a 3-2 victory at Ferris State... Scored the game-tying goal and was a +1 during the Lakers 2-2 tie that clinched the Cappo Cup series victory against NMU (2/27) ... Tallied an assist during the Lakers’ 5-2 loss at Alaska Anchorage (2/20) ... Redirected a shot by Matt McArdle to score the game-winning goal in overtime during a 1-0 upset over No. 16 Bowling Green (1/9)... Picked up a point in consecutive games including an assist against Ferris State in a 3-2 win (11/28) and the game-winning goal in a 4-2 victory over Alaska (12/04)... Netted his first goal as a Laker during a 3-2 overtime loss against Arizona State (11/14)... Tallied an assist during a 5-4 overtime loss to UAH (10/30) ... Picked up two assists against Northern Michigan during a 6-3 loss (10/16).

High School/Juniors: Played three seasons (2012-15) for the Merritt (British Columbia) Centennials of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) ... Coached by Luke Pierce ... Registeterd 52 points on 17 goals and 35 assists in 52 games for Merritt in the 2014-15 season, which was good enough for a top-40 placing among the BCHL's top scoring leaders ... Finished third on the Centennials in points and also tied for the team lead in assists ... Posted a team-best tying four points with a goal and three assists in four appearances for the 2014-15 BCHL Playoffs ... Accumulated 19 goals and added 37 assists for 56 points in 53 outings for the 2013-14 campaign to place on the BCHL's Top 25 points leaders list ... Tallied four goals and had 16 assists for 20 points in 44 2012-13 season appearances ... Compiled 128 points on 40 lamplighters and 88 assists in 149 career contests with Merritt ... Skated the 2011-12 season for Kamloops (British Columbia) of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) and recorded 38 points on 13 goals and 25 assists in 50 encounters ... Had nine career points on five goals and four assists in 12 2011-12 KIJHL Playoff outings ... A 2013 graduate of St. Anns Academy in Kamloops, B.C. 

Personal: Son of Lino and Diana Cuglietta ... Born in Kamloops, British Columbia ... Has a brother and a sister ... Brother, Nikko, plays soccer at University of Alberta ... Interests include playing soccer ... Shoots: Left ... A history major.

 

Recent Games
Mar 1 Ferris State W, 5-2
Mar 2 Ferris State L, 3-2
Mar 8 Bemidji State W, 4-2
Mar 9 Bemidji State W, 3-1
Mar 15 at Minnesota State L, 2-1
Mar 16 at Minnesota State L, 2-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 38 28
Points 41 30
Goals 25 16
Assists 16 14
PIM 18 14
+/- +25 +19
Power-play goals 6 3
Short-handed goals 1 1
Empty net goals 5 4
Games started 19 12
Game-winning goals 2 1
Game-tying goals 0 0
Hat tricks 0 0
Shots 100 75
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg s
Oct 6 at Merrimack W, 5-4 1 2 0 2 2 -1 2 0 0 0 0 2
Oct 7 at Merrimack W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Oct 12 Nipissing University W, 3-1 1 0 2 2 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Oct 13 Nipissing University W, 4-0 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Oct 26 at Alabama-Huntsville W, 4-3 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Oct 27 at Alabama-Huntsville W, 2-1 - 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 2 Michigan W, 5-2 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 3 Michigan L, 5-3 1 1 0 1 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 9 Alaska T, 3-3 - 0 2 2 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Nov 10 Alaska L, 4-3 - 1 0 1 0 -1 1 0 0 0 0 4
Nov 16 at Bowling Green W, 5-0 - 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Nov 17 at Bowling Green L, 5-2 - 1 0 1 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Nov 23 Northern Michigan W, 4-2 - 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 24 Northern Michigan L, 2-1 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 30 Minnesota State L, 4-2 - 2 0 2 0 +0 1 0 0 0 0 3
Dec 1 Minnesota State L, 3-0 - 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Dec 7 at Alaska W, 4-1 1 2 0 2 0 +2 1 1 0 1 0 5
Dec 8 at Alaska W, 5-2 1 0 2 2 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dec 16 at USNTDP U-18 W, 7-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 30 vs. Michigan State W, 4-3 1 2 0 2 0 +0 1 0 0 1 0 4
Dec 31 vs. Michigan Tech W, 6-3 - 2 0 2 0 +3 0 0 1 0 0 5
Jan 4 at Alaska Anchorage W, 5-2 1 1 0 1 0 +2 0 0 1 0 0 2
Jan 5 at Alaska Anchorage W, 3-1 - 1 0 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 11 Alabama-Huntsville W, 7-2 1 1 1 2 0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 5
Jan 12 Alabama-Huntsville T, 1-1 - 0 0 0 4 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 18 at Minnesota State L, 5-3 - 1 0 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Jan 19 at Minnesota State W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 25 Bemidji State W, 5-2 - 0 2 2 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 26 Bemidji State L, 5-3 1 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Feb 1 at Ferris State W, 6-3 1 1 2 3 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 5
Feb 2 at Ferris State W, 4-2 1 0 2 2 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 15 Michigan Tech W, 3-1 1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Feb 16 Michigan Tech W, 3-1 1 2 1 3 0 +3 0 0 1 0 0 4
Feb 22 at Northern Michigan L, 4-2 - 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Feb 23 at Northern Michigan L, 5-3 - 0 0 0 4 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 1 Ferris State W, 5-2 - 2 0 2 0 +2 0 0 2 0 0 6
Mar 2 Ferris State L, 3-2 1 1 0 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Mar 8 Bemidji State W, 4-2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Mar 9 Bemidji State W, 3-1 - 0 2 2 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Mar 15 at Minnesota State L, 2-1 1 1 0 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Mar 16 at Minnesota State L, 2-0 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
2015-16 38 6 5 11 10 -7 2 2 0 4 1 0 70
2016-17 35 12 13 25 37 -5 3 2 2 3 0 0 63
2017-18 36 7 16 23 12 -12 3 0 2 1 0 0 65
2018-19 38 25 16 41 18 +25 6 1 5 2 0 0 100
Total 147 50 50 100 77 +1 14 5 9 10 1 0 298
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
Total 38 25 16 41 18 +25 6 1 5 2 0 0 100
Conference 28 16 14 30 14 +19 3 1 4 1 0 0 75
Exhibition 2 0 2 2 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
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Home 18 11 9 20 10 +9 2 0 3 0 0 0 50
Away 18 10 7 17 8 +13 3 1 1 1 0 0 41
Neutral 2 4 0 4 0 +3 1 0 1 1 0 0 9
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Wins 23 17 14 31 2 +26 4 1 5 2 0 0 61
Losses 13 8 0 8 12 -3 2 0 0 0 0 0 32
Ties 2 0 2 2 4 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
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October 4 2 0 2 2 +0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8
November 9 5 4 9 2 +2 2 0 0 0 0 0 22
December 5 6 2 8 2 +5 2 1 1 2 0 0 18
January 8 4 3 7 6 +7 0 0 1 0 0 0 19
February 6 3 5 8 6 +5 0 0 1 0 0 0 15
March 6 5 2 7 0 +6 0 0 2 0 0 0 18