Cagnoni Signs with Sharks

Former BWC Academy defenseman Luca Cagnoni has signed an NHL Entry level contract with the San Jose Sharks.

The Burnaby, BC defenseman joined the CSSHL ahead of the 2018/19 U15 Prep season. In 30 games Cagnoni tallied 5 goals and 17 assists with BWC Academy. The following U16 Prep season Cagnoni tallied 29 points in 34 games with BWC Academy. Cagnoni would split the 2020/21 season with the BWC Academy U18 Prep team and the Portland Winterhawks.

Undrafted to the WHL, Cagnoni joined Portland full time in 2021/22, finishing with 36 points in 63 games. The following season he would lead Portland defensemen with 64 points in 67 games, leading to the Sharks selecting him in the fourth round, 123rd overall at the 2023 NHL Entry Draft.

This season Cagnoni led all WHL defensemen with 72 assists and 90 points in 65 games, earning WHL (US) First All-Star Team honours. He would add 13 points in 13 playoff games as Portland made it to the WHL Finals.