|Assets:||Creativity is the name of his game. Is shifty and a very capable playmaker. Can line up at all three forward positions, though center is clearly his best position.|
|Flaws:||Is lacking in defensive acumen, which limits his overall effectiveness at the NHL level. Also lacks the size to win puck battles in the corners.|
|Career Potential:||Skilled but undersized depth playmaker.|
|7/03/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a one-year contract.|
|4/13/2014||Missed the last 33 regular season games (arm injury).|
|1/18/2014||Arm injury, injured reserve.|
|7/06/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks to a one-year contract.|
|4/03/2013||Claimed off waivers from the Florida Panthers.|
|4/02/2013||Placed on waivers by the Florida Panthers.|
|2/18/2013||Recalled from San Antonio (AHL).|
|1/30/2013||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|1/17/2013||Placed on waivers by the Florida Panthers.|
|10/29/2012||Released by Tingsryds AIF (Sweden).|
|10/15/2012||Signed with Tingsryds AIF (Sweden).|
|10/24/2011||Missed 7 games (shoulder injury).|
|10/05/2011||Shoulder injury, injured reserve.|
|7/06/2011||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Florida Panthers to a two-year contract.|
|6/27/2011||Florida Panthers tendered a qualifying offer.|
|8/13/2010||Re-signed by the Florida Panthers to a one-year contract.|
|8/05/2010||Acquired from the Nashville Predators.|
|1/09/2010||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|12/30/2009||Recalled from Milwaukee (AHL).|
|12/04/2009||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|10/26/2009||Recalled from Milwaukee (AHL).|
|10/15/2009||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|4/05/2009||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|3/30/2009||Recalled from Milwaukee (AHL).|
|1/18/2009||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|1/08/2009||Recalled from Milwaukee (AHL).|
|9/28/2008||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|9/23/2007||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|7/02/2007||Signed by the Nashville Predators to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|7/03/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs.|
|7/06/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks.|
|4/03/2013||Claimed by the Winnipeg Jets off waivers from the Florida Panthers.|
|8/05/2010||Nashville Predators traded Michael Santorelli to the Florida Panthers for a 5th round selection in 2011.|
|6/27/2004||Drafted by the Nashville Predators in the 6th round (178th overall) in 2004.|
Toronto brings in Mike Santorelli | 07/03/2014 2:51 PM
NewsMike Santorelli has inked a one-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs worth $1.5 million.
Darren Dreger on Twitter
ImpactHe registered 10 goals and 28 points in 49 games with the Vancouver Canucks last year. Santorelli's season ended prematurely because of a shoulder injury that required surgery in late January. He can play on the wing or at center and will occupy a bottom-six role with the Leafs in 2014-15.
Santorelli wants to re-sign with Vancouver | 06/18/2014 4:34 PM
NewsMike Santorelli would like to re-sign with the Vancouver Canucks.
Pro Hockey Talk
ImpactSantorelli will otherwise become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He hasn't played since Jan. 16 due to a shoulder injury that required surgery, but he thinks he's hoping to be cleared for contact in a week or two.
Mike Santorelli (shoulder) done for the year | 01/30/2014 4:54 PM
NewsMike Santorelli underwent successful shoulder surgery and he's done for the season.
Dan Murphy on Twitter
ImpactHe has been out of commission since Jan. 16 and he's projected to miss five to six months. Santorelli has 10 goals and 28 points in 49 games this season.
Mike Santorelli sits out fourth straight game | 01/27/2014 9:23 AM
NewsMike Santorelli (arm) sat out his fourth consecutive game Sunday.
ImpactSantorelli was injured after being hit by Martin Hanzal. He has 10 goals and 29 points in 49 games this season and his plus-nine rating gives him some fantasy value this season. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Mike Santorelli injured, likely out tonight | 01/18/2014 11:44 AM
NewsCanucks forward Mike Santorelli will likely miss tonight's game against the Calgary Flames because of an arm injury.
ImpactSantorelli left in the third period of a 1-0 loss to the Coyotes Thursday after being hit by Phoenix forward Martin Hanzal. Santorelli was seen leaving the building with his right arm in a sling. Canucks captain Henrik Sedin was believed to be nursing some sore ribs after a Hanzal cross check. Hanzal completed his hat trick late in the third with a high stick to the face of David Booth, for which he received a double-minor. Vancouver coach John Tortorella would not comment on Santorelli's injury.
Canucks' Mike Santorelli seals win with goal | 12/29/2013 10:34 PM
NewsMike Santorelli scored his ninth goal of the season late in the third period to cement a 2-0 shutout for the Vancouver Canucks against the Flames in Calgary Sunday night.
ImpactJannik Hansen also scored for the Canucks, his seventh of the season.
Mike Santorelli collects an assist Thursday | 12/20/2013 11:27 AM
NewsMike Santorelli had an assist in Vancouver's 4-1 loss on Thursday.
ImpactThat extended Santorelli's point streak to four games. After two disappointing campaigns, he's bounced back with six goals and 26 points in 37 games this season.
Mike Santorelli has two assists Saturday | 12/15/2013 10:53 AM
NewsMike Santorelli had a couple of helpers on Saturday.
ImpactSantorelli is having a surprisingly good fantasy season with eight goals and 24 points in 35 games with a plus-13 rating. He is tied for 57th in points and is 16th in plus/minus so he should be on someone's roster in all but the shallowest of leagues.
Mike Santorelli grabs three points in 3-1 win | 12/08/2013 10:56 PM
NewsForward Mike Santorelli had points in all three Vancouver goals Sunday night to lead the Canucks to a 3-1 triumph over the visiting Colorado Avalanche.
ImpactSantorelli scored his eighth and ninth goals of the season and contributed his 13th assist of the season on Ryan Kesler's goal. It was Kesler's 15th goal of the season.
Mike Santorelli sees first line time Sunday | 11/11/2013 10:09 AM
NewsVancouver coach John Tortorella switched up his lines on Sunday and Mike Santorelli found himself on the first unit.
ImpactSantorelli moved up to the first line in the third period alongside Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler while Henrik Sedin dropped down to the second line with Alex Burrows and Christopher Higgins. The move did not help as the Canucks dropped a 3-1 decision to the Ducks. Santorelli has five goals and 12 points in 20 games but has only one goal in his last 15.
Santorelli scores in Canucks loss | 10/11/2013 4:16 AM
NewsMike Santorelli scored a goal for the Canucks as they were defeated by the Sharks 4-1 Thursday night.
ImpactSantorelli has now scored four goals in five games and he is the leading scorer for the Canucks. He has only nine shots on goal so he has an impressive 44.4 shooting percentage. Defensemen Christopher Tanev and Ryan Stanton assisted on the lone goal for the Canucks.
Mike Santorelli leads Canucks with two goals | 10/06/2013 11:34 PM
NewsCenter Mike Santorelli scored twice, including the overtime winner, to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-4 triumph over the Flames in Calgary on Sunday night.
ImpactThe game was Calgary's first at home since floodwaters ravaged Southern Alberta in June and breached the doors of the Saddledome as part of one of the worst natural disasters in Canadian history. Everything at the event level was a loss as 30 million gallons of water rose to submerge everything under the first eight rows of the rink. After Calgary's David Jones tied the game 4-4 with just 19 seconds remaining in regulation, Santorelli took a feed from Kevin Bieksa and beat Flames goalie Joey MacDonald at 3:27 of overtime to give Vancouver the win in goaltender Eddie Lack's NHL debut. The Canucks battled back, scoring three unanswered goals to take a third period lead before Jones forced overtime. For Santorelli, the goals were his first two of the season. Others scoring for the winners were Jannik Hansen (second), Dale Weise (first) and David Booth (first).
Mike Santorelli looks like third line center | 09/30/2013 10:29 AM
NewsIt appears that Mike Santorelli will start the season as the Canucks third line center.
ImpactSantorelli had a great training camp but he may end up elsewhere on the bottom-six as coach John Tortorella may switch things up and put a winger at center. Santorelli had only two goals and four points in 34 games with Florida and Vancouver last season so his fantasy value is negligible.
Mike Santorelli signs with Vancouver | 07/06/2013 12:33 PM
NewsMike Santorelli has agreed to terms with the Vancouver Canucks.
ImpactSantorelli had two goals and four points in 34 games with the Florida Panthers and Vancouver Canucks in 2013. He broke out in 2010-11 with 41 points in 82 contests, but hasn't been able to come even close to replicating that success.
Mike Santorelli can be useful for Jets in SOs | 04/17/2013 9:17 AM
NewsMike Santorelli scored again in Tuesday's shootout.
Winnipeg Free Press
ImpactHe is 10 for 19 in his career during the NHL's breakaway competition, which gives him some value to the Winnipeg Jets down the stretch. "I'm glad it went in," Santorelli said. "I'll help any way I can. I just kind of read off the goalie. I've got a couple of moves. I just go in thinking of one and take whatever. Today my was first one but I was a little bit nervous. I'm glad we got the extra point." The Jets are tied with the New York Rangers for the final playoff spot so any extra points they can muster in shootouts could be the difference down the stretch. Santorelli has one regulation time point, an assist, in five games with Winnipeg since being claimed off waivers from Florida.
Jets claim Mike Santorelli off waivers | 04/03/2013 12:10 PM
NewsMike Santorelli has been claimed off waivers from Florida by Winnipeg.
ImpactJust an FYI though, as Santorelli probably won't have any fantasy value with the Jets.
Mike Santorelli plays after clearing waivers | 04/03/2013 8:31 AM
NewsMike Santorelli suited up for Florida on Tuesday after being placed on waivers for the third time since June.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactHe logged 13:05 of ice time in Florida's 3-2 shootout win over Tampa Bay. In 24 games this season, Santorelli has three points and a minus-7 rating.
Panthers place Mike Santorelli on waivers | 04/02/2013 12:31 PM
NewsFlorida Panthers place Mike Santorelli on waivers.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactSantorelli has two goals and three points in 23 games this season and hasn't registered a point since March 16. He has no value in any format.
Santorelli takes Weiss' spot in locker room | 03/07/2013 6:45 AM
NewsMike Santorelli has taken Stephen Weiss' old spot in the locker room at BB&T Center.
Impact"Maybe it brought me a little luck," said Santorelli, who netted his first NHL goal of the season Tuesday. "It's a change, but sometimes change is good right? It's nice to get this first goal, it took a little bit, but it's something I haven't been thinking about. I'm just trying to let the game come to me." Even with Weiss expected to miss the rest of the year following wrist surgery, Santorelli will probably remain in Florida's bottom-six group.
Florida summons Mike Santorelli | 02/18/2013 7:22 PM
NewsMike Santorelli has been called up by the Florida Panthers.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactSantorelli has two goals and five points in seven AHL games this season. He might have some fantasy value if he gets top-six minutes.
| 02/02/2013 10:40 AM
NewsDespite being demoted to the AHL, Mike Santorelli is still regarded favorably by Panthers' coach Kevin Dineen.
ImpactSantorelli had been a healthy scratch for half of Florida's games this season and with the return of Marcel Goc Thursday was the odd man out and sent to San Antonio. "I believe Santo is a top six player and his skill set is as a higher-end skilled forward,'' Dineen said. "Right now we don't have that fit for him. So he needs to either diversify his game or get a major dose of confidence. I hope some time in the American League will give him that jolt of ice time he needs to turn things around.'' The Cats' can remain hopeful, you don't have to. Cut him if he is still on your fantasy squad.
Panthers loan Mike Santorelli to San Antonio | 01/31/2013 11:25 AM
NewsMike Santorelli was loaned to AHL San Antonio on Wednesday.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactSantorelli has played in three of Florida's first six games and he cleared waivers just before the start of the year. His demotion opens a potential roster spot for Marcel Goc and it means that rookie Drew Shore will be sticking with the team for the time being.
Mike Santorelli sticks with Panthers | 01/22/2013 10:45 AM
NewsMike Santorelli opened the season on Florida's top line with Stephen Weiss and Tomas Fleischmann due to Kris Versteeg's absence because of injury.
ImpactOn Monday against Ottawa, he was bumped down to the third unit. Santorelli was placed on waivers last week, but he has stuck around with the team as an injury replacement.
| 01/22/2013 2:59 AM
NewsMike Santorelli was claimed off waivers by FLA on Monday January 21.
| 01/21/2013 11:17 PM
NewsMike Santorelli was claimed off waivers by FLA on Saturday January 19.
Mike Santorelli is on waivers | 01/17/2013 2:37 PM
NewsMike Santorelli has been placed on waivers by the Florida Panthers.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactSantorelli had nine goals and 11 points in 60 games with the Panthers in 2011-12. He'll probably clear waivers, given his $1.6 million cap hit.
Mike Snatorelli ready to fight for spot | 01/12/2013 10:25 AM
NewsMike Santorelli is primed for a difficult fight for a roster spot with the Panthers this season.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactThe 28-year-old forward played in 60 games in 2011-12 but registered a mere 11 points and was waived in the offseason. Santorelli cleared waivers and is ready for a battle to break camp with the Cats after a brief stint in Sweden during the lockout. You always have to earn a spot no matter who you are,'' said Santorelli, who "The day you're satisifed is the day it's over. I got to get back to playing my style of game. I got to get to the dirty areas in front of the net, get some rebounds and use my speed.'' That said, Santorelli has no fantasy value.
|Goals||2||2 times-last:vs. Col||last:Dec 8||1|
|Assists||2||3 times-last:vs. Bos||last:Dec 14||1|
|Points||3||vs. Col||Dec 8||2|
|Penalty Minutes||2||3 times-last:at CBJ||last:Oct 20||2|
|Plus/Minus||3||2 times-last:at Ott||last:Nov 28||1|
|Power Play Goals||0||49 times-last:at Phx||last:Jan 16||0|
|Power Play Points||0||49 times-last:at Phx||last:Jan 16||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||49 times-last:at Phx||last:Jan 16||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||2 times-last:vs. Bos||last:Dec 14||0|
|Shots||6||vs. Col||Dec 8||5|
|Penalty Minutes||20||2010-11 (Fla)|
|Power Play Goals||5||2010-11 (Fla)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2010-11 (Fla)|
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