Luca Caputi last donned the JRC red, white and blue in 2003-04 when he posted a 107-point season before being selected 37th overall by the Mississauga Steelheads in the 2004 OHL draft.
Three years later he was a fourth-round pick (111th overall) by the Pittsburgh Penguins. He played in a total of 35 NHL games with the Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs and saw action in over 200 contests in the AHL. After two seasons overseas, nagging injuries and limited professional opportunities led Caputi to join the Guelph Storm as an assistant coach for the 2015-16 season.
Caputi said the decision to move behind the bench wasn't easy, but was the best move for him and his family - and something he always imagined for his post-playing days.
"I saw myself being a coach later on," Caputi told the Guelph Mercury in August. "I used to write down drills that I thought I would bring as a coach and quotes from coaches. I've always been a student of the game, writing things down.