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33 Luca Caputi LW
Height/Weight: 6-3/200 | Birthdate: 10/1/1988 | Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Team: | College: | NHL Experience: 3 | Salary:   | Owned/Started%: 0/0

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8/31/2013

Luca Caputi, LW, TOR

Luca Caputi

Former Duck Farmhand Caputi Heads To Sweden

News: Luca Caputi has signed a deal to play for Vasteras HC of the Swedish Elite League
Analysis: He has bounced around between NHL farm systems since he turned to pro and last saw NHL action with the Maple Leafs in 2010-11. He saw time in both the AHL and ECHL last year. This trip overseas likely spells the end of his North American pro career.

1/4/2012

Luca Caputi, LW, TOR

Luca Caputi

Ducks Acquire Caputi From Leafs

News: Luca Caputi has been dealt to the Ducks, the club's official Twitter feed reports.
Analysis: The 23-year-old winger has only two goals and one assist in 21 AHL games this season and will likely remain at the minor league level with the Ducks.

9/9/2011

Luca Caputi, LW, TOR

Luca Caputi

Leafs' Caputi Likely To Play In AHL This Year

News: Luca Caputi appears destined to start the coming season in the AHL.
Analysis: The Leafs really only have one open roster spot and Luca Caputi is firmly behind at least four other guys -- Matt Frattin, Joe Colborne, Nazem Kadri and Phillipe Dupuis -- for the job. And his stock continues to erode with the arrival of new players with every draft. Keeper leaguers shouldn't bother to hold onto his rights no matter how deep your league -- he's just not going to make a dent any time soon (or perhaps ever).

11/29/2010

Luca Caputi, LW, TOR

Luca Caputi

Maple Leafs Assign Caputi to AHL

News: The Maple Leafs assigned Caputi to AHL Toronto on Monday, the team's official website reports.
Analysis: Caputi has not scored a point in seven games with the Maple Leafs this season. He could be recalled the next time Toronto needs to add a forward.

11/27/2010

Luca Caputi, LW, TOR

Luca Caputi

Caputi Will Play Play for Leafs on Friday

News: Caputi will be active in Friday's game against the Sabres, James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail reports.
Analysis: Caputi will fill in for the injured Mike Brown. Expect him to be sent back to AHL Wilkes-Barre once Brown is healthy enough to return to the ice.

11/24/2010

Luca Caputi, LW, TOR

Luca Caputi

Leafs Send Caputi to AHL

News: Caputi has been sent to the Marlies (AHL), James MIrtle of the Toronto Globe & Mail reports.
Analysis: He actually practiced with them Tuesday and will be in the lineup Wednesday as a result. Caputi is overmatched at the NHL level right now, but the future remains bright.

11/6/2010

Luca Caputi, LW, TOR

Luca Caputi

Caputi: Ice Time Dropping in Toronto

News: Caputi saw just 4:39 of ice time in Saturday's game against Buffalo.
Analysis: His ticket back to the Marlies will soon be ticketed. He's overmatched in the NHL right now.

10/27/2010

Luca Caputi, LW, TOR

Luca Caputi

Leafs Recall Caputi

News: The Leafs recalled Caputi on Wednesday morning, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.
Analysis: While the team is awaiting the results of Colby Armstrong's MRI later in the day, Caputi has already been brought up from the Marlies as a replacement. He's chipped in three points in six games at the AHL level this season, so Caputi's stay this time around may depend entirely on Armstrong's health.

10/4/2010

Luca Caputi, LW, TOR

Luca Caputi

Caputi to Start Season on Leafs' Farm

News: As expected, Caputi will start the season in the AHL.
Analysis: He was truly a victim of the numbers game as his preseason efforts were better than anyone expected. He will get a call-up in the event of injury.

9/28/2010

Luca Caputi, LW, TOR

Luca Caputi

Leafs' Caputi on Bubble

News: Caputi, who has impressed in training camp, may be on the bubble with the return of Freddie Sjostrom, reports the Toronto Star.
Analysis: Caputi has done everything he can to earn a roster spot but he may have to start in the AHL. He may be a victim of numbers as there are a lot of able bodies for the bottom six forward spots.

3/23/2010

Luca Caputi, LW, TOR

Luca Caputi

Caputi back from one-game absence

News: Maple Leafs LW Luca Caputi was back in the lineup on Tuesday against the Maple Leafs after missing one game with an illness. He had no points in 12:57 of ice time and finished at minus-1. He took five shots on net and spent two minutes in the penalty box.
Analysis: Caputi has logged a lot of top-six time since coming over to Toronto at the trade deadline. The kid has offensive potential, but he just needs to find his way in the NHL. Caputi is more of a long-term Fantasy keeper and low-end flier in seasonal formats.

3/22/2010

Luca Caputi, LW, TOR

Luca Caputi

Caputi feeling better, practicing

News: 640AM out of Toronto reports that Maple Leafs LW Luca Caputi practiced Monday after missing one game because of illness.
Analysis: Caputi has five points in nine games since coming to Toronto via trade and might have a nice future in the NHL. For now he's only worth using in deeper Fantasy leagues.

3/9/2010

Luca Caputi, LW, TOR Caputi being promoted to top line

Luca Caputi

Caputi being promoted to top line

News: The Toronto Globe and Mail reports that Maple Leafs LW Luca Caputi will play on the top line Tuesday vs. Boston.
Analysis: Caputi showed his offensive talent in junior hockey when he put up 111 points in one season, but hasn't been given much of a shot in the NHL yet. Maybe this is the chance he's been waiting for, so you might want to take a flier with Caputi in deeper leagues just in case his numbers take off.

3/3/2010

Luca Caputi, LW, TOR

Luca Caputi

Ponikarovsky to Pens for Caputi, Skoula

News: The Penguins picked up LW Alexei Ponikarovsky from the Maple Leafs on Tuesday in exchange for LW Luca Caputi and D Martin Skoula.
Analysis: Ponikarovsky played almost nine seasons with the Maple Leafs, putting up 257 points in 477 games, with his best season coming in 2008-09 when he managed 61 points. He is likely to end up on the second line with Evgeni Malkin and Ruslan Fedotenko, so the 29-year-old Ukrainian could see a nice little boost in value, especially if he also ends up on the power play. His current owners should certainly think about playing him in Fantasy Week 21 (March 8-14), but keep an eye on the lines from Pittsburgh's next couple of games. Skoula was a healthy scratch more often than not in Pittsburgh this season, although he had played at least 78 games in each of his previous nine campaigns, so maybe he'll find some room on the depth chart in Toronto. Continue to ignore him all formats for now. Caputi is a 21-year-old prospect who has only played in nine career NHL games. The former fourth-round pick has shown some promise in the AHL however, so might be worth keeping an eye on in long-term keeper leagues.

1/18/2010

Luca Caputi, LW, TOR

Luca Caputi

Caputi, Lovejoy sent down

News: The Penguins have re-assigned LW Luca Caputi and D Ben Lovejoy to the AHL.
Analysis: Caputi is a solid prospect for the Pens, but until he's got a permanent job in the NHL he should be ignored in seasonal formats. Lovejoy should be ignored in all formats, keeper or seasonal.

1/5/2010

Luca Caputi, LW, TOR

Luca Caputi

Caputi eyes consistency after recall

News: NHL.com reports Penguins LW Luca Caputi, who was recalled on Tuesday to replace an injured Chris Kunitz, wants his second stay in the NHL to last longer than the first one did. Caputi, who had 13 goals and 26 points in 36 games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, had one goal in five games during his NHL debut in 2008-09. "I have to pretty much work on my consistency," Caputi said. "When you are (in Pittsburgh) you are pretty much under the microscope so you have to do all the little things right and play to your strengths. I think when you combine that then you force them to make tough decisions and that is really what anyone wants to make them do when you get called up –- force them to make a decision and put it in the back of their heads that 'I can't really send him down right now because he is playing really well.'"
Analysis: The Penguins might only need Caputi for the short-term since Kunitz is out 4-6 weeks, but they have a lot of long-term plans for the 21-year-old forward. They seem him as a winger in the future playing on a line with either Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin. "I thought I played pretty well when I was given the opportunity (to play with Malkin) and hopefully if I get a chance again I can mesh well with (him or Crosby)," Caputi said. "I think it is something I think about because it is a goal of mine to play with either one of them and for the team in general. It is always in the back of my mind because it is a goal that I want to achieve and something I look towards every day." Caputi has moved up the prospect rankings since posting 111 points in his final season of junior hockey in 2007-08. Caputi is a player that can score, but he remains more of a long-term Fantasy keeper until he achieves the consistency he talks about in the NHL.

1/5/2010

Luca Caputi, LW, TOR

Luca Caputi

Caputi summoned by Penguins

News: The Penguins have called up LW Luca Caputi to take the roster spot vacated by the injured Chris Kunitz.
Analysis: Caputi has 26 points in 36 AHL games this season after being taken in the fourth round of the 2007 draft. He is a decent prospect with some keeper value, but seasonal owners should ignore him for now.

9/23/2009

Luca Caputi, LW, TOR

Luca Caputi

Penguins cut a bunch Wednesday

News: The Penguins sent D Wade Brookbank, LW Luca Caputi, C Dustin Jeffrey, RW Nick Johnson, RW Konstantin Pushkarev, C Wyatt Smith, LW Eric Tangradi, C Joe Vitale, RW Tim Wallace, D Robert Bortuzzo, D Jonathan D'Aversa, D Chris Lee and G Brad Thiessen to the AHL on Wednesday. First-round draft pick D Simon Despres has been sent to Saint John of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Analysis: Tangradi and Caputi are talented young prospects who had a shot at making the Pens squad, but there just wasn't room for them. They are the only real long-term keepers in this group for the time being, so ignore the others in all formats.

2/13/2009

Luca Caputi, LW, TOR

Luca Caputi

Caputi sent down to AHL

News: The Pittsburgh Penguins have sent LW Luca Caputi to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL.
Analysis: Caputi played in five games with Pittsburgh during this recent stint, including his NHL debut Feb. 3 at Montreal. He notched his first career goal in that game. The fourth-round pick from 2007 has value only in deeper keeper leagues while in the AHL.

2/4/2009

Luca Caputi, LW, TOR Caputi scores on first NHL shift

Luca Caputi

Caputi scores on first NHL shift

News: Penguins LW Luca Caputi had a memorable NHL debut outside of a 4-2 loss Tuesday against the Canadiens. Caputi opened the scoring 2:30 into his debut as the 20-year-old, who was called up from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL on Monday, got credit for the opening goal when he scored off a goal mouth scramble after he drove the net on his first shift. He did finish at minus-2 and also spent two minutes in the penalty box, but the goal will last in his memory for a long time.
Analysis: Caputi was having a fine season in the minors, totaling 13 goals and 22 assists in 46 games. This coming after his breakout junior season in 2007-08, when he tallied 51 goals and 60 assists in 66 games for Niagara of the OHL. Caputi is a late-blooming prospect, but could be a good NHLer for years to come, especially if he lands on a line with Evgeni Malkin or Sidney Crosby. He has low-end Fantasy appeal in seasonal Fantasy leagues, but is a nice long-term keeper.

1/24/2009

Luca Caputi, LW, TOR Caputi is blossoming Pens' prospect

Luca Caputi

Caputi is blossoming Pens' prospect

News: Penguins left wing prospect Luca Caputi continues to perform well for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL. After a 13-point December (five goals), Caputi has scored twice and added nine assists in 10 January games. For the season, he has 11 goals and 21 assists in 43 games.
Analysis: Caputi really appeared on the scene in 2007-08 when he posted 51 goals and 60 assists in 66 games for Niagara of the AHL. He then went on to post four goals and four assists in 19 games during the playoffs for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. He got a look in training camp this season, but the Penguins felt it was best for him to get more time in the minors. Caputi continues to make great strides and could make his NHL debut in the second half. He is definitely worth a look in long-term keeper leagues.