John Vigilante played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 2002-03 to 2005-06, all with the Plymouth Whalers. A consistent producer with the Whalers, his final season was destined to be a great one until missing a month with a broken finger. Still, in 55 games, he contributed 77 points and added an additional 16 in 13 playoff games. Vigilante was Plymouth’s team captain in his final season and was an OHL all-star.
Undrafted after his Ontario Hockey League career came to an end, Vigilante was owned by three different NHL teams over four seasons in professional hockey: Nashville Predators, Columbus Blue Jackets and the Detroit Red Wings. John never appeared with any of these clubs and instead spent his time in the American Hockey League with the Milwaukee Admirals, Syracuse Crunch, Quad City Flames and the Grand Rapids Griffins.
For the 2010-11 season, Vigilante has taken on a major change in scenery. John is playing for HC Asiago in Italy’s Lega Italiana Hockey Ghiaccio (LIHG). He is joined on the team by six other Ontario Hockey League grads: Michael Henrich, Nick Plastino, John Parco, Adam Henrich, Ralph Intranuovo and Andrew Perugini.