23-Year-Old Defenseman – Minnesota Wild
Marco Scandella Contract Information:
Re-signed to a two-year deal by the Wild in June of 2013.
Scandella picked up two helpers versus the Sharks on Sunday.
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Age is determined on October 1st of each season.
|Dec 12||at SJ||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||2||15:19||0:30|
|Dec 11||at ANH||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||1||0||19:47||0:00|
|Dec 6||at CLS||0||0||0||-2||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||0||17:19||0:02|
|Nov 30||at COL||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||0||0||19:54||0:00|
|Nov 25||at STL||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||3||1||17:31||0:08|
|Nov 23||at WPG||0||1||1||1||2||0||0||0||5||0.0||1||2||18:54||0:00|
|Nov 20||at OTT||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||2||5||19:59||0:00|
|Nov 19||at MON||0||0||0||-1||2||0||0||0||3||0.0||0||2||15:08||0:06|
|Nov 9||at CAR||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||0||1||17:30||0:32|
|Nov 7||at WAS||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||0||0||21:36||0:00|
|Oct 26||at CHI||0||1||1||2||2||0||0||0||0||0.0||1||0||18:18||0:41|
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|Oct 19||at FLA||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||2||0||17:12||0:00|
|Oct 17||at TB||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||3||0.0||0||2||15:34||0:00|
|Oct 15||at TOR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||1||1||14:40||0:07|
|Oct 14||at BUF||Did Not Play|
|Oct 12||DAL||Did Not Play|
|Oct 10||WPG||Did Not Play|
|Oct 8||at NSH||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||1||1||12:47||0:00|
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Welcome to the top four, Mr. Scandella. His plus-minus was atrocious (minus-22 in 63 games) last season, but the arrival of Ryan Suter will take the defensive pressure off all of the Wild's young blueliners. Scandella plays a smart, steady game and makes a solid first pass. He also has underrated offensive skills, courtesy of a big slapper that shows well on the power play. His game will definitely grow this season and 25 points is within reach.
Scandella, a 21-year-old defenseman, made the important jump to the NHL last season but experienced a reality check after posting a minus-9 rating with just two points in 20 games with the Wild. The smooth skater also spent 33 games with AHL Houston, Minnesota's minor league affiliate, collecting three goals and 16 assists in the regular season. It's worth noting that Scandellla dealt with a concussion and a broken finger in 2011, otherwise his NHL numbers could have been more impressive. The offseason departure of Brent Burns leaves a gaping hole in the Wild defense, making Scandella a candidate for an expanded role at the NHL level in 2011-12.
Hockey is in Scandella's blood. His uncle was one-time NHL player Sergio Momesso and his brother plays for the Italian national team. The defenseman has the skills to be a good player one day in the NHL. He has great mobility, is a strong skater and possess great balance, which is important for a defenseman to have. However, he's not a very physical player. He has good size, 6-foot-2, 190 lbs, for a 20-year-old. This 2008, second round pick, has a few more seasons in the minors.
Scandella has the size and talent to be a shut-down defenseman, but he's likely a couple of years off from being considering for a roster spot with the Wild.
The Wild took Scandella in the second round (55th overall) of this summer's entry draft. He'll likely start this season in Houston of the AHL.