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Giants Sign 2003-Born Defenceman Nicco Camazzola

August 8, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Vancouver Giants News Release

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Giants General Manager Barclay Parneta announced today that the Giants have signed 2003-born defenceman Nicco Camazzola (Burnaby, B.C.) to a Standard WHL Player Agreement.

Originally selected by the Giants in the fourth round (78th overall) in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft, the 6'1", 187-pound Camazzola was the first defenceman selected by the Giants at that draft. In 40 games with the BCMML's Vancouver Northeast Chiefs, Camazzola registered six assists and a team-high 78 penalty minutes. He also appeared in all five of the Chiefs playoff games in 2019.

As a Bantam, Camazzola scored twice and added eight assists for 10 points along with 54 penalty minutes in 30 games with the CSSBHL's Burnaby Winter Club.

"Physically, Nicco was one of the toughest defencemen to play against in the BC Major Midget League," said Giants GM Barclay Parneta. "We are happy with how his development is trending and we expect him to be a key contributor on our blueline in the years to come."

Camazzola is the third player selected by the Giants in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft to sign with the team. He joins forward Zack Ostapchuk (Round 1) and goaltender Drew Sim (Round 3). Camazzola will attend his second training camp with the Giants beginning Friday, August 23rd.

The Giants are thrilled to welcome Nicco and the Camazolla family to the Vancouver Giants organization.

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