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Marco Scandella

27-Year-Old Defenseman – Buffalo Sabres

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

A logjam on the blue line and a cap crunch led to Scandella’s trade from Minnesota to Buffalo, where he’s expected to play a top-four role and help improve the team’s penalty kill. Scandella appeared in 71 games with the Wild last season, but the former double-digit-goal sco...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 208   DOB: 2/23/1990   BORN: Montreal, Quebec   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #55 Overall in 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

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Marco Scandella Contract Information:

Agreed to a five-year, $20 million contract extension with the Wild in November of 2014.

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Scandella was handed a max fine under the CBA ($5,000) for slashing Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist on Tuesday, per the NHL Department of Player Safety.

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Marco Scandella NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2010-11 20 NHL MIN 20 0 2 2 -9 2 13 0.0 0 0 14:58 0 0 0 0:11 20 22
2011-12 21 NHL MIN 63 3 9 12 -22 19 77 3.9 1 0 21:47 1 5 6 1:46 46 106
2012-13 22 NHL MIN 6 1 0 1 -1 4 7 14.3 0 0 14:26 0 0 0 0:02 8 4
2013-14 23 NHL MIN 76 3 14 17 10 20 80 3.8 1 0 18:49 0 0 0 0:16 70 102
2014-15 24 NHL MIN 64 11 12 23 8 56 112 9.8 4 0 21:43 1 4 5 0:34 90 100
2015-16 25 NHL MIN 73 5 16 21 6 22 126 4.0 0 0 20:42 2 1 3 0:35 66 105
2016-17 26 NHL MIN 71 4 9 13 -2 25 88 4.5 0 0 18:20 0 0 0 0:17 50 85
2017-18 27 NHL BUF 20 0 4 4 -5 10 41 0.0 0 0 23:49 0 1 1 1:36 27 31

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2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

23:49

Average Time On Ice

On average, Marco Scandella was on the ice for 23:49.

1:36

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Marco Scandella was on the ice for 1:36 during power plays.

2:50

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Marco Scandella was on the ice for 2:50 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 20:42 0:35 1:49
2016-17 18:20 0:17 1:41
2017-18 23:49 1:36 2:50

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   Marco Scandella
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Nov 18 CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 23:34 2:43
Nov 17 DET@DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 24:02 2:44
Nov 14 PIT@PIT 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0.0 4 0 26:34 2:41
Nov 11 MON@MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 3 25:11 2:47
Nov 10 FLA 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 24:38 2:15
Nov 7 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0 26:34 5:06
Nov 4 DAL@DAL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 3 23:15 3:59
Nov 2 ARI@ARI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 27:00 1:43
Oct 28 SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 25:08 3:41
Oct 25 CLM@CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 23:38 0:03
Oct 24 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 27:30 1:38
Oct 21 BOS@BOS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 1 0 27:23 1:54
Oct 20 VAN 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 26:36 0:00
Oct 17 VGK@VGK 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:41 0:00
Oct 15 ANA@ANA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 22:49 0:04
Oct 14 LOS@LOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 22:01 0:00
Oct 12 SAN@SAN 0 0 0 -2 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 21:17 0:02
Oct 9 NJD 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 18:19 0:24
Oct 7 NYI@NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 18:51 0:00
Oct 5 MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0 21:11 0:18

Marco Scandella: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Scandella, who missed Monday's practice due to illness but was back on the ice Tuesday morning, will play against Pittsburgh, the Olean Times Herald reports.

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Scandella (illness) should play Tuesday against Pittsburgh after sitting out Monday's practice, the Olean Times Herald reports.

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Scandella recorded four shots on goal in 25:11 of ice time during Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to Montreal.

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Scandella (hip) will be in the lineup against Montreal on Thursday, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

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Scandella (hip) returned to practice Friday, The Buffalo News reports.

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Scandella (hip) will not play during the weekend, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

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Scandella (hip) will not play in Buffalo's preseason opener against Carolina on Monday, The Buffalo News reports.

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Scandella (hip) will be healthy for the start of training camp.

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Scandella (hip) was shipped to Buffalo from Minnesota on Friday -- along with Jason Pominville and a fourth-round pick in 2018 -- in a swap for Tyler Ennis, Marcus Foligno and a third-round pick in 2018, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports.

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Scandella (hip) was left unprotected by the Wild ahead of Wednesday's expansion draft, TSN reports.

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Scandella underwent arthroscopic hip surgery on his left side Tuesday, and he's expected to be ready for training camp, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports.

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Scandella picked up a goal and assist in Tuesday's 6-5 win against the Jets.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

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2016-17

A double-digit-goal season in 2014-15 had Scandella looking ready for a breakout, but he put forth a quiet five goals and 21 points while mostly being deployed in a defense-oriented role last year. That role is the crux of his issue – he sees much more time on the penalty kill than the power play, and he appears ticketed for a third-pairing role once again. Scandella’s done a lot with the minutes he’s gotten, but there’s a limit to what he can achieve while buried on the depth chart.

2015-16

Scandella is coming off a banner year offensively. The 25-year-old blueliner set career marks in goals (11) and points (23) despite playing just 64 games. Unsurprisingly, Scandella's breakout was aided by a personal best in shooting percentage, as he converted on 9.8 percent of his chances, a mark more than three points higher than his career average. Playing in the team’s top-four while also seeing ice time on the power play, Scandella has strong upside when it comes to offensive production from the blue line, and at 25, is entering the prime years of his development. At an imposing 6-foot-3, Scandella presents an interesting counter to undersized defensive partner Jared Spurgeon, and could also raise his hit and blocked shot totals to new heights if health permits.

2014-15

Scandella tallied three goals and 14 assists through 76 games last season. In many ways, it's tough to see these as breakout numbers for the young defender, but thy were career-highs. His upside isn't gigantic, but with the departure of Clayton Stoner, Scandella should see consistent time in the top-four for Minnesota.

2013-14

Scandella is a tough, stay-at-home defender who spent most of 2012-13 in the AHL. But he's pretty much guaranteed a roster spot in 2013-14 because he'll need to clear waivers to get sent down. And there are probably a dozen or more teams that would love to have a wide wing span, no-nonsense defender to help them keep their kitchen clear. Now, he has struggled with plus-minus in the past, but the addition of Ryan Suter and the emergence of Jonas Brodin has helped stabilize the Wild's back end. And that environment might give Scandella a boost. His best contribution to fantasy will be blocked shots -- he has no issues throwing himself in front of 95 mph slap shots. Draft him only if you need that specialization.

2012-13

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.

2011-12

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.

2010-11

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.

2009-10

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.

2008-09

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.