New Jersey Devils, Anaheim Ducks, San Diego Gulls
2015 - present
Joseph Blandisi is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently playing in the NHL for the Anaheim Ducks. Blandisi was drafted 162nd overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft; however, a viral infection robbed Blandisi of the second half of his 2013-14 junior season and prompted the Colorado Avalanche to pass on their opportunity to sign their sixth-round pick (No. 162) in the 2012 NHL Draft. Offered a second chance after he went undrafted following Colorado's decision, Blandisi signed with the New Jersey Devils in January 2015, and has since emerged as one of the more promising young players.