Jeff Giuliano came out of Nashua to play on a national championship team at Boston College, play more than 100 games in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings and craft a pro career than spanned 13 seasons.
His formative hockey years were played in the Nashua Youth Hockey League and at St. Paul’s School. As a left wing at BC, he developed a reputation for playmaking, work ethic, reliability, ruggedness, and leadership on and off the ice, annually being recognized as one of the team’s top defensive forwards.
His teams at BC played for the national championship twice, winning it 2000-01. His teammates on that squad included future NHL players Brian Gionta, Scott Clemmensen, Chuck Kobasew, Brooks Orpik and Rob Scuderi. The following year, Giuliano was elected to captain the team as a senior. He left BC having played the third-most games in school history (166) and played on two Hockey East championship teams.
Following his graduation, he began his pro career with the Reading Royals of the ECHL. After just 38 games, he was promoted to the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs, where he would play parts of six seasons. In 273 games in Manchester, he amassed 30 goals and 88 points, and was named the team’s assistant captain for the 2006-07 season. In 29 playoff games he scored seven goals and added four assists.
Giuliano played the bulk of the 2005-06 and 2007-08 seasons with the L.A. Kings. In his ﬁ rst season, he played in 48 games, scoring three goals and seven points. In his second stint, he managed six assists in 53 games. In his last season with the Kings, he was named the team’s Unsung Hero. After the 2007-08 season, Giuliano continued his pro career in Europe. He joined the Belarusian side HC Dinamo Minsk of the newly-formed KHL and played 45 games. In 2009, he joined the Iserlohn Roosters of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany and would play for them for six seasons.
During his six-year tenure with the Roosters, Giuliano played in 245 games. He scored 42 goals and added 69 assists for 111 points, and added 2-3-5 totals in 11 playoff games. After six seasons with the Roosters, Jeff retired from professional hockey, his career ending on Nov. 14, 2014 when he sustained the fourth concussion of his career.
He returned to the U.S. to accept an assistant coaching position in 2015 with the Manchester Monarchs, who were by then competing in the ECHL. He is the skills director for the Manchester Flames and runs G2P (Giuliano Pro Performance) to help kids with hockey skill development, strength and conditioning, and nutrition.
In his career, Giuliano played 166 Division I games and 697 games as a professional in ﬁve different leagues in North America and Europe.