Draft Prospect - 2013
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Steven Santini
North American Skater
USA U-18, USHL
Final Rank:  47 Midterm Rank:  47
Position:  Defenceman Shoots:  Right
Height:  6' 2" Weight:  207
Born:  7 March 1995    
Birthplace:  Bronxville, NY, USA
Drafted:  NJD (2nd Round / 42nd Overall)
• Santini will attend Boston College in the fall. His father, Steve, played for the University of Maine in the 1980s before opening an arena in New York.

• He moved to Ann Arbor, Mich., in 2011 to join the U.S. National Team Development Program. Santini won silver medals at the 2012 Under-17 World Hockey Championship and 2013 Under-18 World Championship, where was named the tournament’s best defenseman after finishing with a plus-8 rating and leading all skaters in ice-time (163:35) in seven games.

• A Westchester Express minor hockey product, Santini grew up idolizing Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf and his most memorable on-ice moment was winning the New York State Under-14 Championship.

FAVORITES


NHL team: New York Rangers
NHL player: Dion Phaneuf
Shootout move: “Datsyuk move”
Goal celebration: “Jump into glass”
Video game: NHL 13
Movie: Slap Shot
TV show: NHL on the Fly
Actor: Adam Sandler
Musician: Rick Ross
Website: YouTube
Pump-up song: “Ima Boss” by Rick Ross
Home-cooked meal: Meatloaf

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2011-2012
USA U-17
USHL
55
2
8
10
69
2012-2013
USA U-18
USHL
56
0
13
13
42
2013-2014
USA (2014 World Junior Championship)
ITLTOUR
5
1
0
1
4