Hat Tricks select DiCristofaro, Pisano in dispersal draft

by Casey Bryant

The Hat Tricks are adding some punch to their blueline- both in the scoring sense and literally. Danbury has officially drafted defensemen Daniel DiCristofaro and Anthony Pisano in the Delaware Thunder dispersal draft.

The Federal Prospects Hockey League announced its tentative start date of December 18th last week, noting that the Delaware Thunder and recently formed Motor City Rockers would not be participating in the 2020-21 campaign. 

DiCristofaro, a 23-year-old Ontario native, was an offensive sparkplug on the back end for the Thunder last season, recording 21 points in 41 games. He was traded at the deadline to the Columbus River Dragons for forward Parker Moskal, skating in three more games and scoring once. He had re-signed with the Thunder earlier this summer.

Pisano is no stranger to the Hat City or to the FPHL at large. The hulking 6'6", 235 lbs. enforcer has been plying his trade professionally since 2011 when he broke into the league with the Danville Dashers. He was traded to the Danbury Whalers later that season, and has since played two more stints in Connecticut with the 2012-13 Commissioner's Cup-winning Whalers and the 2015-16 Eastern Division Champion Danbury Titans. He has played 77 career FPHL games racking up a whopping 572 penalty minutes with 27 points.

As an additional roster note, the Hat Tricks have traded the rights to Alex Johnson to the Port Huron Prowlers in exchange for future considerations.