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Steve Santini Profile

Steve Santini
Ht/Wt: 6' 2"/205 lbs
Position: D

Steve Santini's Player Profile

Santini is a defenseman possessing several professional-level qualities. He is not a player who will wow you with a high level of skill, but he does have some impressive attributes. He is a good, if not a high-end skater, with good four-way bursts and nice technique on his pivots and footwork. His top speed helps him when joining the rush. Santini is strong for his age, and he displays physical qualities in muscling forwards off of the puck or delivering solid body checks. He defends very well, be it closing gaps, making stops with his body or stick, or positioning himself effectively. Santini's area of dispute lies in his offensive upside. He shows good abilities on the power play, but scouts have given me divided opinions on his puck moving, ranging anywhere from it being one of his best qualities to being just average. I tend to lean toward the latter, despite the occasional flashes of puck rushing Santini shows. One source praised his shot, although I am not as convinced that it is a strength. He is committed to attend Boston College in the fall.
Submitted by: Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus. Click here for Pronman's draft rankings

Has been highly regarded since Age 14… Possesses great combination of size, skating, and 2-way ability… Identifies passing lanes and delivers pro caliber passes… Shows flashes of being a dominant physical player… Ceiling is high but will need strong coaching to continue his development.
Submitted by: The Scouting Report

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