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Joseph Cramarossa was born October 26, 1992, and is currently playing with the Stockton Heat in the American Hockey League (AHL). Cramarossa first played Midget hockey with the Markham Majors before playing with the Markham Waxers of the Ontario Junior Hockey League.
He was selected 49th overall in the 2008 OHL Priority Selection by the Mississauga Steelheads. In his first Major junior season in 2009–10, he finished with 16 points in 64 games. He was later selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the third round, 65th overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. His first pro year, 2016-2017, was spent playing for the Anaheim Ducks. He was later put on waivers and picked up by the Vancouver Canucks.