Former Ontario Reign defenseman Vincent LoVerde has won the 2018 Calder Cup with the Toronto Marlies. LoVerde, who is the assistant captain for the Marlies, had four assists in 20 Calder Cup playoff games for his second Calder Cup championship.
In game seven of the Calder Cup, a 6-1 Marlies win over the Texas Stars at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario on Thursday, LoVerde had two assists. He recorded his first assist on a goal by Andreas Johnsson at 16:14 of the third period, which put the Marlies up 4-1 at the time. LoVerde then recorded his second assist on an empty net goal by Ben Smith at 17:50 of the third period, which put the Marlies up 5-1.
LoVerde previously won a Calder Cup with the Manchester Monarchs in 2015. That year, LoVerde had two goals and eight assists for 10 points in 19 American Hockey League playoff games.
LoVerde played for the Reign in the AHL from 2015 to 2017. In 117 regular season games, he had 20 goals and 47 assists for 67 points. This year with the Marlies during the regular season he had nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points in 63 regular season games.
Undrafted into the National Hockey League, Loverde played two seasons with the Reign when they were still in the ECHL from 2011 to 2013. He then returned to Ontario when the Los Angeles Kings moved their American Hockey League affiliate from Manchester to Ontario in 2015.
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