Iorio attended Capitals’ prospect camp at the end of September and participated in the Capitals main training camp. He also played in one preseason game against the Devils on September 29th before he returned to the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL on October 1 in time for the Wheat Kings season-opener.
His first assist of the season was a very nice feed from the corner and below the goal line in the Wheat Kings season opener.
— Jon Sorensen (@jon_m_sorensen) October 2, 2021
Iorio has recorded an assist in each of his first two games with the Wheat Kings.
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ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman Vincent Iorio to a three-year entry level contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Iorio’s contract will carry an average annual value of $875,833.
The Capitals selected Iorio, 18, with the 55th overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft. The 6’4”, 200-pound defenseman appeared in one preseason game for the Capitals on Sept. 29 against the New Jersey Devils before being assigned to the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League (WHL) on Oct. 1.
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— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 4, 2021
The Coquitlam, British Columbia, native was ranked 27th among North American defensemen by NHL Central Scouting prior to the 2021 NHL Draft. Iorio registered 12 points (5g, 7a) in 22 games with Brandon during the 2020-21 season. He ranked third among Wheat King defensemen in points last season, and his 0.55 points per game was the highest of his three-year WHL career.
During the 2017-18 season, Iorio won the WHL Cup gold medal. Additionally, Iorio played two seasons with Shattuck St. Mary’s hockey program, which has included former players such as Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews and Zach Parise.
By Jon Sorensen