Santorelli will retire from professional hockey due to injury, Paul Hendrick of Leafs TV reports.
Santorelli signed with Geneva Servette of the Swiss League over the summer after failing to secure on NHL deal, but will now call it quits after a nine-year professional career. The 30-year-old Northern Michigan University product garnered 64 goals and 74 helpers in 406 NHL contests, most notably notching 41 points with the Panthers in 2010-11.
Santorelli is heading overseas to continue his professional career after agreeing to terms on a contract with Geneva Servette of the Swiss League on Monday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Santorelli saw action in 70 games with Anaheim last season, but his limited production, 18 points and eight PIM, was not enough to convince the Ducks to keep him around for another season. While the 30-year-old saw a slight drop in production, he did reach the 20-point mark in 2014-15 and 2013-14. The center could find his way back to an NHL roster, but time is certainly not on his side.
Santorelli (undisclosed) notched an assist and logged 9:59 of ice time in the Ducks' final game of the regular season Sunday against Washington.
Santorelli ended the regular season with a bang, but may not see much action in the postseason. The 30-year-old center is expected to be a healthy scratch for Friday's Game 1 against the Predators, as David Perron (shoulder) will slot back into the lineup following an 11-game absence, making Santorelli the odd man out at forward. The 2004 sixth-round pick's exclusion from the lineup will likely go unnoticed by most fantasy owners. He's only tallied 18 points in 70 games this season, and isn't a great option in daily formats or playoff pools.
Santorelli (undisclosed) won't suit up for Saturday's game against the Avalanche, Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Santorelli's absence won't affect many fantasy owners' lineups, as the 30-year-old center has only notched 17 points in 69 games this season, and should only be owned in the deepest of fantasy leagues. The Ducks should provide an update on the 2004 sixth-round pick's status once he's ready to return to game action.
Santorelli found twine twice Monday in a 6-4 matinee win over Calgary.
The afternoon affair was kind to the center, who scored his eighth and ninth goals of the season despite a very limited 8:44 of ice time. Santorelli has four points in his last three games and 14 in 50 contests this year.
Santorelli scored the game-winning goal against the Sharks on Friday.
It was the lone goal of the game, as Santorelli beat San Jose netminder Martin Jones up high with a wicked wrist shot early in the third period. Santorelli has scored four goals in 25 games this year, but considering he's playing on the fourth line and seeing no power-play time, it's easy to see why he's stuck on five points. The 29-year-old is a former 20-goal-scorer, but when he's seeing just 6:45 of ice time -- as he did Friday -- don't expect much in terms of production.
Santorelli did not have a November to remember, as he finished the month with one goal and no assists.
Considering Santorelli's season totals of three goals and one assist, it seems remarkable that he actually led his team in goals for a time. He hasn't registered an assist since Anaheim's second game of the season, and only has one goal in his last 15 games. His somewhat promising start appears to have been a mirage, and if for some reason you're still holding out hope for Mike Santorelli's fantasy relevance this season, it's definitely time to cut ties.
Santorelli scored his first of the season in Anaheim's 4-1 win over Minnesota on Sunday.
The goal comes on the heels of being a healthy scratch in Friday's loss to the Avs. Santorelli skated on Anaheim's fourth line alongside Patrick Maroon and Shawn Horcoff on Sunday, a line that packs a little bit of everything from grit to speed and skill. While the third period tally was a nice thing for the line, don't expect the scoring to continue with much reliability in the coming weeks.
Santorelli signed a one-year, $875,000 contract with the Ducks on Monday.Santorelli will likely slot into a bottom-six role with the Ducks, providing the team with some depth up front. He was a solid producer for Nashville and Toronto last season, registering 33 points (12 goals, 21 assists) in 79 games between the two teams.
Santorelli isn't skating on a regular line during warmups and looks to be a healthy scratch Tuesday against the Avalanche, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.Santorelli has skated the last two days and appears to be healthy after missing the Preds' previous game with an illness, but the brief absence might have been enough to cost him his lineup spot. He's only produced three points and a minus-5 rating over his 20 games with the Predators since coming over in a Feb. 15 trade.
Santorelli (illness) practiced Monday and participated in Tuesday's morning skate.Santorelli was made a scratch last Saturday against the Stars due to the illness, but his presence at practice the last two days suggests he's probably fully recovered at this point. He was playing a third-line role for the Predators prior to exiting the lineup, so expect him to slot back in at that spot Tuesday against the Avalanche.
Santorelli will miss Saturday's game against the Stars after coming down with an illness.Santorelli has a modest 29 points this season so he might not be heavily used amid a busy Saturday NHL slate. However, the Predators are in a dogfight for playoff positioning so every last depth player helps. Victor Bartley will move from defense to forward to fill the gap for a night.
Santorelli scored the game-winning goal in Thursday's win over Tampa Bay, his first point in 11 games.It was also his first goal since being re-acquired from the Maple Leafs back in February. Santorelli skates mainly on the Preds' third line, so his opportunities to add offense will continue to be limited.
Santorelli was held off the scoresheet for the fifth straight game during Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Red Wings.
Santorelli (immigration issues) reported to the Predators for Friday's practice.Santorelli slotted in on the third line during the session, joining Matt Cullen and Calle Jarnkrok. Coach Peter Laviolette hasn't confirmed that Santorelli will make his team debut Saturday against the Flyers, but that seems to be a reasonable expectation given his involvement in practice.
Santorelli (immigration issues) will not play Thursday against the Islanders.
Coach Peter Laviolette indicated that it's unlikely that Santorelli will be in the lineup Tuesday against the Sharks, NHL.com's Robby Stanley reports.The Preds' official site relays that both Santorelli and defenseman Cody Franson are iffy for Tuesday's game, as both trade acquisitions still have immigration issues to be worked out before they can suit up for their new team.
Santorelli was traded from the Maple Leafs to the Predators on Sunday.Santorelli was part of a four-player trade that moved he and Cody Franson to Nashville to add depth in the both lines. In 57 games this season, the forward has posted 29 points (11 goals, 18 assists), and he could be in line for an increase moving forward following the move to a better squad.
Santorelli scored a goal and added an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Predators.Miracle of miracles -- the Leafs actually scored some goals. Santorelli has been one of the team's few bright spots with 28 points in 52 games. He's probably on the move before the deadline and will slot onto a contending team's third line. He's a depth play in most formats.
Santorelli tallied the Leafs' final goal of the night in Tuesday's 4-0 rout of the Stars.The goal came with the Stars running an empty net, but Santorelli will take it after being held without a point over the Leafs' previous four games. Santorelli has looked like one of the savvier pickups during the past offseason, as the forward has accrued seven goals, 23 points and a plus-14 rating over 35 games while carrying just a $1.5 million cap hit.