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Andrew Fiorentino

Andrew Fiorentino

A degenerate fantasy player since the age of 13.

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Monday was a day for rookie defensemen, with three first-year blueliners Kevin Connauton, Morgan Rielly and Cody Ceci tallying their very first NHL goals. Ceci's was particularly special a long-distance snap shot that beat the Blues' Brian Elliott in overtime but all three of these youngsters are worth keeping an eye on, as they're in possession of terrifically high upside.

Ceci, a prolific scorer in junior and 2012 first-round pick, has starred in his short time in the AHL, totaling 19 points in 27 games from the blue line. Connauton, a two-time double-digit goal scorer as a defenseman in the AHL, has had some struggles this year that stem from a lack of playing time, but he's got speed and a booming shot from the point that gives him great long-term potential on the power play.

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