Adam Fantilli

Adam Fantilli

Adam Fantilli: A Brief Biography

Adam Fantilli
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Adam Fantilli, born on October 12, 2004, is a Canadian professional ice hockey center currently playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets in the National Hockey League (NHL). Notably, he was drafted as the third overall pick by the Blue Jackets in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft.

Prior to joining the Blue Jackets, Fantilli used to showcase his skills at University of Michigan. In his only season with them, he earned the prestigious Hobey Baker Award, the Tim Taylor Award, Big Ten Tournament honors alongside many other notable mentions. However, he decided to forgo his college career and signed an entry-level contract with the Blue Jackets on July 1, 2023.

Fantilli marked his NHL debut on his 19th birthday as the Blue Jackets squared off against the Philadelphia Phillies on October 12, 2023. Just nine days later, on October 21, 2023, Fantilli netted his inaugural NHL goal during a thrilling 5-4 overtime victory against the Minnesota Wild.

Adam Fantilli Personal Information

NameAdamo Giuliano Fantilli
Age19 years ( as of April 2024)
DOB12 October 2004
Mother NameJulia Fantilli
Father nameGiuliano Fantilli
ProfessionIce Hockey Player
EducationKimball Union Academy, University of Michigan
Relationship StatusIn a Relationship

Adam Fantilli Early Life

Adam Fantilli was born to parents Giuliano and Julia Fantilli who raised him in the unincorporated territory of Nobleton, Ontario, Canada. Notably, his career prior to the NHL saw him attend Kimball Union Academy and take the field with the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League (USHL).

Prior to that he was selected by the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in the 2020 OHL Priority Selection Draft. However, he had already committed to play for the Chicago Steel. During his two-year stay there, he contributed with 55 goals and 55 assists across 103 games. His achievements with the Steel included him getting named to the USHL All-Rookie Second Team and helping the team with the Anderson Cup and Clark Cup while simultaneously earning the Clark Cup Playoffs MVP. Moreover, during his second season with the team, his tally of 74 points tied him with Kyle Connor for the most points by a player in their draft-minus-one-season in USHL history.

Adam Fantilli Personal Life

Adam Fantilli’s personal life consists of his parents, his older brother Luca and his girlfriend Molly Heaton. He is also available on social media platforms where he often gives glimpses of his personal life. Interestingly, he was a Bruins fan growing up due to his father's love for the Bruins. Other than all this, Fantilli looks up to his grandmother, Mariola Andrusky who used to take him to hockey practice while his parents were busy at work. Unfortunately, for the family, she passed away in 2023 after battling cancer.

Adam Fantilli Family Background

Adam Fantilli’s parents are Giuliano and Julia Fantilli. The couple also share a son named Luca Fantilli. As of April 2024, Giuliano serves as the vice-president of Villa Kitchens and Fine Cabinetry. Moreover, his mother, Julia is a business executive from the Greater Toronto area and serves as the vice-president of Customer service & New Business at Foresters Financial. Additionally, they are Canadian nationals with Italian roots.

Adam Fantilli’s older brother, Luca was born on December 30, 2002 and is presently playing ice hockey at University of Michigan. In his sophomore year as of April 2024, Luca was named as the Academic All-Big Ten earlier in the season. Remarkably, prior to Michigan, he served as the captain of Chicago Steel during the 2021-22 season.

Adam Fantilli Girlfriend

Adam Fantilli’s girlfriend is Molly Heaton. She is presently attending Indiana University Kelley School of Business after graduating from St. Charles North High School in Illinois. Moreover, Molly is a member of the university's Pi Beta Phi sorority.

Notably, both Fantilli and Molly can be seen on each other's social media profiles. Additionally, the couple have been dating since March 2022, according to a post from Molly's Instagram.

Adam Fantilli Social Media

Adam Fantilli is quite active on Instagram under the username @adamfantilli, where he has 87.8K followers. Fantilli also has an X account with the username @AdamFantilli. However, he is not much active on X.

Adam Fantilli as a Brand Ambassador

Adam Fantilli recently collaborated with Chipotle to promote its products through his Instagram. However, details regarding his earnings from this collaboration are not known.

Adam Fantilli Career Stats

Adam Fantilli’s career stats right from his days with the Chicago Steel in the USHL are presented below in a table for better understanding of his skills:

Regular season Playoffs
2020–21Chicago SteelUSHL491818362288192
2021–22Chicago SteelUSHL543737749330112
2022–23University of MichiganB1G3630356567
NCAA totals3630356567

Adam Fantilli Achievements

Adam Fantilli debuted in the NHL in the 2023-24 season and understandably is yet to achieve any honors. However, during his time at University of Michigan, he was awarded with various honors. Some of his most notable honors are listed down the table below for easy understanding:

Big Ten Freshman of the Year

All-Big Ten First Team
All-Big Ten Freshman Team
Big Ten All-Tournament Team
Big Ten Tournament MVP
Tim Taylor Award
Hobey Baker Award
AHCA West First Team All-American

Adam Fantilli Contract

Adam Fantilli is a newcomer and is still under an entry-level contract. Notably, he was drafted as the 3rd overall pick by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2023 NHL Entry Level Draft and is playing in his rookie season with the Blue Jackets. His contract is a three-year, entry level deal which is worth $12,450,000 with a cap hit of $950,000. Moreover, his salary for the 2023-24 season stands at $950,000 which includes $855,000 as his base salary and $95,000 as his signing bonus. Subsequently, he is scheduled to make the same amount throughout the entirety of his contract until the 2025-25 season.

FAQ's On Adam Fantilli

A. Adam Fantillin is 19 years old as of April 2024.

A. Adam Fantilli is in a relationship with Molly Heaton.

A. Adam Fantilli’s parents are Giuliano and Julia Fantilli.

A. Yes, Adam Fantilli recently collaborated with Chipotle to promote its products through his Instagram. However, details regarding his earnings from this collaboration are not known.

A. Yes, Adam Fantilli has a brother, his name is Luca.

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