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Steven Santini | Defenseman

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (20) / 3/7/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 207
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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

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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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