Mike Santorelli says he’s not getting too caught up in playing the Florida Panthers, his former NHL club, on Tuesday.
The coach is gone and so are a lot of the players, but channelling his 2010-11 season — when Santorelli scored 20 goals — doesn’t seem like a bad idea.
The Canucks, for the most part, are doing all the things that got them off to an 11-5-2 start to the season...
The Rise of Mike Santorelli
One of the earliest bright spots of the John Tortorella era to date has been the success of Mike Santorelli. The forward that was at one point seemingly destined for Utica – due mostly to his two-way contract – is now the staple of Vancouver‘s second line and a key cog in the functions of this hockey club as a whole.
What has most likely endeared...
Mike Santorelli scored the only goal in the shootout, and the Vancouver Canucks edged the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Thursday night.
In a matchup of former teammates, Roberto Luongo got the best of Cory Schneider - who used to be his backup in Vancouver. Luongo turned aside Travis Zajac, Adam Henrique and Patrik Elias in the tiebreaker to make Santorelli's goal stand up.
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October 24, 2013
Northwest Athlete Profile
When Mike Santorelli first signed with the Canucks during the off-season he was expected to fight for a spot on Vancouver’s third or fourth line, and yet only six games into the season the Burnaby, BC native seems to have played everywhere up and down the lineup.
At first the well-conditioned forward shifted to play defence during the pre-season, then...
Looking for a third-period spark, Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella shuffled his forwards and split twin forwards Henrik and Daniel Sedin onto different lines.
The move paid off when the Canucks scored three goals in the period and Mike Santorelli provided the overtime winner in a 5-4 victory over the Flames on Sunday night.
Santorelli deflected a pass from Kevin Bieksa...
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October 07, 2013
Mike Santorelli scored his second goal at 3:17 in overtime to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-4 win over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night.
The Canucks scored three straight goals in the third period to lead 4-3, but with Flames goaltender Joey MacDonald on the bench for a sixth attacker David Jones sent the game into extra time with 19 seconds remaining in regulation.
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October 06, 2013
Something Is Missing
Heading into a fresh 82-game season the Vancouver Canucks once again face high expectations. After a brutal end to a lockout-shortened season the team was forced to take a step back to re-evaluate during the summer, and forward depth was one of the many concerns for General Manager Mike Gillis.
Fast forward four months later and forward depth remains a key issue...
AM Canucks entertainment
Post-game coverage of the Canucks 6-1 pre-season win over the Phoenix Coyotes. Sure sounds like Torts like hos Mike Santorelli is playing.
Santorelli on his goal, strong roster push: "My mindset is to just get better every day and I know I keep saying that." #canucks
— Ben Kuzma (@benkuzma) September 24, 2013
New Nucks bench boss John Tortorella...
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There's been a lot of discussion about who the Vancouver Canucks bottom-6 centres will be this season.
From Bo Horvat to Brad Richardson, to Brendan Gaunce, we've heard a lot of names mentioned.
One player that hasn't been brought up near as much as he should be is Mike Santorelli.
The 27-year-old centreman signed...
The Winnipeg Jets have claimed Florida Panthers center Mike Santorelli off waivers. This is a solid depth move made by the Jets as they have been linked to several rumors regarding their current 4th line center, Alex Burmistrov. This will be Santorelli’s third destination in 5 years after getting drafted by the Nashville Predators [...]