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Zach Giuttari

School

Brown University

Position
Defense
Major
Engineering and Economics

Classroom

Giuttari currently holds a 3.20 grade-point average and is expected to graduate in May 2020 with a double concentration in engineering and economics. An excellent student-athlete, Giuttari was named Academic All-Ivy as a junior and is a three-time member of the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team.

Character

After serving as an assistant captain last season, Giuttari was elected team captain for the upcoming campaign. It is a truetestament to his leadership within the program. A two-way player who leads by example through his relentless work ethic, Giuttari also spent two seasons on the varsity lacrosse team at Brown, balancing two sports with a double major.

Community

An active member of the Brown and Providence community, Giuttari has helped lead the program’s annual partnership with the Vartan Gregorian Elementary School, where the team visits classrooms on a regular basis. Giuttari will continue to foster Brown’s connection with Team IMPACT, a national nonprofit that connects children facing serious or chronic illnesses with college athletic teams, forming life-long bonds and life-changing outcomes. In addition, the Bears will continue to volunteer at youth hockey practices and are in the process of organizing an equipment donation effort to help youth teams in the Providence area.

Competition

Giuttari is coming off another standout season for the Bears in 2018-19, finishing second on the team in scoring and first among all defensemen with a career-high 20 points en route to All-Ivy honors. He also led the team in power-play goals, game winners, and blocked shots. He earned a spot on the Three Rivers Classic All-Tournament Team and led the Bears back to the ECAC semifinals for the first time since 2013. The Rhode Island native has increased his point total in each of the last three seasons and paced a special teams unit that ranked third in the league on the penalty kill in 2018-19. Giuttari has led the Bears in plus-minus rating for two of the past three seasons and enters the upcoming season with 39 points in 90 career games.