Mark Santorelli
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Mark Santorelli

Hometown:

Edmonton Alberta

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1988-08-06

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2006

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2007

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

4th round (119th overall), 2007

Weight:

188 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

The younger brother of Predator prospect Mike Santorelli.

2006-07: In his rookie season with Chilliwack, Santorelli led the Bruins in scoring with 82 points on 29 goals playing in all 72 regular season games. His 82 points were good for second among WHL rookies and eighth overall in the league. His 53 assists on the season was also good for second among rookies and seventh in the WHL. Santorelli also saw time on the power play where he scored 13 of his goals.

2007-08: Finished the season as the WHL scoring champ with 101 points in 72 games.  Was often paired with high-scoring Los Angeles prospect Oscar Moller in both power play and even strength situations.

HF’s September 2008 Q&A with Mark Santorelli.

2008-09: Santorelli split time between the AHL and ECHL in his rookie season. In 53 AHL games with Milwaukee he scored 1 goal, 6 assists for 7 points. In 6 regular season games with the Cincinnati Cyclones in the ECHL he added 1 goal, 2 assists for 3 points. Santorelli skated in 15 playoff games with the Cyclones, scoring 1 goal, 6 assists for 7 points.

2009-10: The younger Santorelli brother appeared in 68 AHL games with Milwaukee on the season, scoring 11 goals, 13 assists for 24 points. He added 1 goal, 2 assists in 6 playoff games.

Talent Analysis
Santorelli has shown that he is able to not only put the puck in the net, but is also a playmaker.  He has decent size, but his weakest skill is his skating.
Future

Good size and some offensive ability. Can work on foot speed.