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Steven Santini | Defenseman | #34

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (21) / 3/7/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 207
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (42) / NJ

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Steven Santini will stay in the minors through the weekend at the least.
Santini hasn't played with New Jersey yet this season, but he's spent most of the campaign thus far in the NHL. That being said, he was briefly sent to the AHL on Sunday so that he could get into a minor league game. When he was reassigned again on Wednesday, the question then became if this was another short-term AHL stint and the jury still seems to be out on that. Oct 27 - 1:40 PM

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Steven Santini has been assigned to AHL Albany.

Santini spent Tuesday's contest in the press box. He's yet to play with the Devils in 2016-17, but he was briefly sent to the AHL recently to appear in a game with Albany. The question now is if this is another brief AHL stint for the sake of getting him a bit of work or if he'll stay in the minors for a prolonged period of time.
Oct 26 - 10:45 AM

Steve Santini will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against Arizona.

Santini still hasn't played a game in the NHL this season, but played one in the AHL. Santini was a point producer in the college ranks, but will likely need more time to develop at the NHL level. Jacob Josefson will also watch the game from the press box.
Oct 25 - 7:04 PM

Steven Santini might end up with more very brief stints in the AHL.

Santini was sent to the minors on Sunday so he could participate in Albany's 4-3 overtime victory and then summoned on Monday. It remains to be seen if New Jersey will use him on Tuesday, but if not he could return to Albany for Wednesday's AHL contest. We'll see if that becomes a pattern, but it would allow Santini to get in some extra work while continuing to at least practice with New Jersey even when he's not playing much.
Oct 25 - 8:54 AM

Steven Santini has been called up from the minors.

Santini has no points and two penalty minutes in an AHL games this season. This is his first full pro campaign after recording 19 points and 50 penalty minutes in 41 contests with Boston College in 2015-16.
Oct 24 - 11:43 AM

The New Jersey Devils have assigned Steven Santini to AHL Albany.

Santini had two blocks, two PIMs, and a shot on net in his NHL debut, but clearly has not been able to work his way on to the Devils' blue line. He does not project to be much of a fantasy asset moving forward.
Oct 23 - 1:15 PM

Steven Santini is looking to stick with the New Jersey Devils during his first full pro season.

Santini played in one game with the Devils near the end of last season, after spending the previous three years at Boston College. It won't be easy for him to stick in the NHL this year, but Santini isn't focusing on that. "I don't think you can really look into that kind of stuff, at least I don't," Santini said of the limited number of openings on New Jersey's roster. "I just try to have good practice habits, good off-ice workouts and all that stuff, and focus on my recovery, because that's all I can really control. The numbers and the personnel are all out of my control, so I don't really worry about that."
Sep 17 - 10:44 AM

Steven Santini will make his NHL debut Saturday against Toronto.

Santini just won the award as Hockey East's top defenseman for Boston College in 2015-16, where he posted his best season of all with 18 assists and 19 points in 41 games.
Apr 9 - 2:28 PM

Steven Santini signed a three-year Entry Level Contract with the Devils on Friday, and will report to New Jersey immediately burning the first year of the deal.

Finances have not yet been announced, but we'll keep you posted. Santini just won the award as Hockey East's top defenseman for Boston College, where he posted his best season of all with 18 assists and 19 points in 41 games. Overall the 21-year-old doesn't project as a fantasy impact player, but never say never at such a young age.
Apr 8 - 6:40 PM

Devils prospect Steven Santini will be spending at least one more season at Boston College.

Santini was the team’s 42nd overall pick from the 2013 draft. The defenseman, a rising junior, had five points in 22 games in a season that saw him miss time because of a wrist injury. "Obviously, last year was kind of a disappointing season just in terms of my injury," Santini said. "I think it's good for me to work one more year towards my education. Another year of experience before I make the jump to pro hockey."
Sun, Jul 19, 2015 10:10:00 PM

Steven Santini will miss the upcoming World Junior Championship due to a wrist injury.

Santini suffered the injury while playing for Boston College on Saturday. He was taken with the 42nd overall pick by the New Jersey Devils in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 05:44:00 PM

New Jersey selected defenseman Steven Santini with their first pick, 42nd overall, in the 2013 draft.

The Devils moved back from pick No. 39 in a trade with Phoenix when they drafted Santini and they scooped up the No. 73 pick in the exchange as well. "I'm really excited. Being a guy from New York, I'm from Westchester, it's kind of an unreal experience," he said. "I'm just very excited. I had a lot of friends and family here, so it's a great moment for all of us." He grew up as a fan of the Rangers, but his allegiance has changed now. This is how he describes his game: "I'm just a big, physical, strong defenseman. I don't put up a lot of points, but I'm very reliable. I can eat minutes, take a lot of ice time. I'm great in the shutdown role."
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 08:00:00 AM

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