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Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/14/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 189
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Don't be surprised if Mike Santorelli isn't back with the Predators next season.
He can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and his second stint with Nashville didn't go very well. Santorelli posted one goal and three assists 22 games during the regular season after he was acquired from Toronto. He also had one goal in four playoff appearances. Santorelli's spot on the roster can be filled by a younger player in the Predators' system, so he's likely to look for another team in free agency. May 27 - 3:59 PM

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Mike Santorelli will tag in for the injured Mike Fisher in Friday's Game Two against Chicago.

While Fisher recovers from a lower body injury, Santorelli will see his first career NHL playoff game. Santorelli potted just four points in 22 games after being acquired from Toronto, where he recorded 11 goals and 29 points in 57 games.
Apr 17 - 9:11 PM

Mike Santorelli will be held out of the lineup for Game 1 Wednesday night against the Blackhawks.

Santorelli was having a solid year, posting 11 goals and 29 points in 55 games with the Maple Leafs, but things quickly turned south after he was traded to the Predators. In his final 22 games of the season, he scored just one goal and four points with a minus seven rating. This downfall has led to him being a healthy scratch come playoff time. He could get back in the lineup if the Predators are unable to win a game or two over Chicago early in the series. Viktor Stalberg will dress in place of Santorelli for Game 1.
Apr 15 - 8:31 PM

Mike Santorelli (illness) was back at practice on Monday.

He missed Saturday's contest because he wasn't feeling well. Santorelli has one goals and three points in 20 games since he was traded from Toronto to Nashville. It appears that he'll be ready to play on Tuesday.
Apr 6 - 6:10 PM

Mike Santorelli is not playing Saturday night because he is sick.

Santorelli has only three of his 32 points with the Predators. The Predators are dressing seven defensemen against the Stars, with Victor Bartley playing for the first time since March 3. He has 10 points this season.
Apr 4 - 8:15 PM

Mike Santorelli's first goal as a Predator came at a clutch time on Thursday night, as he provided the game-winner for Nashville's 3-2 win over Tampa Bay.

It was the veteran's second point since he was dealt to the Predators from the Toronto Maple Leafs. The hard-working forward has 31 points in 74 games this season.
Mar 27 - 1:08 AM

Mike Santorelli has one assist and a minus-4 rating in 10 games with Nashville.

However, he feels good about the way he is playing. "You want to find the back of the net more, but the work ethic has been there, and I think the chances have definitely been there," Santorelli said. "They haven't gone in yet, but at the same, I just have to stick with the process and keep going." Prior to being shipped to the Predators, Santorelli had 11 goals and 29 points in 57 games with Toronto.
Mar 11 - 1:41 PM

Mike Santorelli has alternated between playing center and the wing during his first three games with the Predators.

He skated as a winger against Colorado on Tuesday alongside Colin Wilson and Calle Jarnkrok. Santorelli has eight shots on goal and no points with Nashville since being acquired from Toronto. Coach Peter Laviolette plans to use him at both positions for the rest of the season.
Feb 25 - 3:08 PM

Mike Santorelli was in Nashville's lineup for the first time since being acquired from Toronto last week.

"It was long awaited and it felt good to finally get into the lineup," said Santorelli. "I was definitely excited to get back in there. I felt great out there today." The 29-year-old didn't register a point in the game and he finished the night with one shot on goal and a minus-1 rating. Santorelli was originally started his career with the Predators, so he should have no issue adjusting to his new surroundings.
Feb 22 - 9:37 AM

Mike Santorelli is expected to be in Nashville's lineup at some point this weekend.

The Predators have games against Philadelphia and Buffalo this weekend. Santorelli was acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs along with Cody Franson on Sunday but neither player have been able to get into the Predators' lineup because of delays in immigration paperwork. Santorelli has 11 goals and 29 points in 57 games this season.
Feb 21 - 8:52 AM

Mike Santorelli isn't expected to play Thursday.

There's a chance he will join his new teammates before their contest versus the Islanders. His arrival after being acquired from the Maple Leafs has been delayed by weather and obtaining a work visa.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 19 - 3:43 PM

Mike Santorelli might not be available for Tuesday's game versus San Jose.

He needs to settle his work visa situation before he can join the Nashville Predators. Santorelli was acquired from the Leafs, along with Cody Franson, on Sunday.
Feb 17 - 11:20 AM

The Nashville Predators acquired forward Mike Santorelli on Sunday.

The Preds also acquired Cody Franson in the deal. Nashville gave up their first round pick in 2015, veteran Olli Jokinen and prospect Brendan Leipsic. Santorelli has had a nice year with the Maple Leafs in 2014-15. The 29-year-old has 11 goals and 29 points in 57 games this season. It appears as though Nashville paid a heavy price to acquire Franson and Santorelli.
Feb 15 - 11:11 AM

Mike Santorelli was the best member of the Maple Leafs Tuesday as he scored a goal and added an assist in a 4-3 loss to the Predators.

Santorelli has been the subject of many trade rumors since he's slated to become unrestricted free agent, but he's content to keep scoring for the Leafs at the moment. Daniel Winnik and Nazem Kadri also scored for Toronto in the loss while Joffrey Lupul dished out two helpers.
Feb 4 - 2:01 AM

The Maple Leafs are interested in keeping Mike Santorelli around past this season, according to Sportsnet's Damien Cox.

Santorelli signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Leafs during the offseason, and that’s proved to be a bargain. He has nine goals and 26 points this year.
Jan 17 - 8:59 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mike Ribeiro
2Mike Fisher
3Mike Santorelli
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Paul Gaustad
LW1Matt Cullen
2Colin Wilson
3Gabriel Bourque
4Taylor Beck
5Viktor Stalberg
6Kevin Fiala
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Craig Smith
4Eric Nystrom
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Cody Franson
4Seth Jones
5Mattias Ekholm
6Ryan Ellis
7Anton Volchenkov
8Victor Bartley
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton