Nico Sacchetti

Hometown:

Virginia Minnesota

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1989-08-21

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2007

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2007

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

2nd round (50th overall), 2007

Weight:

190 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2006-07: Playing for Virginia High School, Sacchetti exploded for 38 goals and 90 points in just 25 games in 2006-07. He also competed at the 8 Nations tournament for USA's '89 squad, registering three points in four games.

2007-08: Spent the season with USHL’s Omaha where he registered a half-point-per-game average through 56 games.  Only managed a goal and three points in 14 playoff games but helped his team become USHL champs.  Committed to the University of Minnesota for the 2008-09 season.

2008-09: Sacchetti enrolled at University Of Minnesota(NCAA) for his Freshman year. He scored 4 goals and added 3 assists for 7 points in 36 games.

2009-10: In his Sophomore year with University Of Minnesota(NCAA), Sacchetti doubled his point totals scoring 4 goals and adding 11 assists in 38 games.

2010-11: Different year, same story for Nico Sacchetti.  He’s unable to produce on lower lines and has been consistently surpassed on the depth by young, better players.  Registered a career-low three goals, and tied-for-worst seven points in 30 games.  After dominating at the high school level, the bigger, faster college game has been a challenge for him.  He’ll need to have a special senior season to get a look from Dallas it would seem.

 

Talent Analysis

A natural center, Sacchetti has tremendous skating ability, but lacks elite top speed. A gifted playmaker and slick puckhandler, he has a bag full of tricks to go along with heightened offensive instinct and a heavy, accurate shot. He excels on the power play and is very effective in the face-off circle. He does not possess great size, but his frame is well equipped with a powerful lower body.Needs to improve his defensive play and consistency.  Will need to improve his game as he slides up the ranks and he plays with players that are, in some cases, far better than him.

 

Future

Headed to Norway to play for the 2012-13 season.

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