Michele Strazzabosco

Michele Strazzabosco
Born (1976-02-06) February 6, 1976 (age 42)
Asiago, Italy
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight223 lb (101 kg; 15 st 13 lb)
Played forAsiago HC
Sportivi Ghiaccio Cortina
HC Milano
National team Italy
Playing career1993–2015

Michele Strazzabosco (born February 6, 1976) is an Italian former ice hockey defenseman. He played for two decades in the top Italian ice hockey league (Serie A) and was a member of the Italian national ice hockey team for a dozen years, including at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. Strazzabosco is considered one of the top native players in Italian ice hockey history.[1]

Serie A

Strazzabosco debuted in Italy's Serie A at the age of 17 in the 1993–94 season, playing for his hometown Asiago HC. He played there for 12 seasons before joining the H.C.J. Milano Vipers in 2005–06.[2]

In the 2008–09 season, Strazzabosco joined Sportivi Ghiaccio Cortina.[3] He went back to Asiago HC the following season,[4] where he played until retiring at the end of the 2014–15 season.[5][6]

He played in 793 games in Italy's top league during his career, tallying 68 goals and adding 211 assists. He also played in 89 playoff games, scoring 9 goals and 23 assists.[7]

During his career, Strazzabosco was part of five Italian league championships for his hometown team,[5] in addition to a championship with Milano. He also participated in three IIHF Continental Cup tournaments with Asiago HC, including a third-place finish in 2013–14.[6]

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