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Mike Santorelli Out To Prove Himself Again

from Don Fennell of the Richmond Review, Mike Santorelli appears antsy. During a drill with a small group of fellow pros Wednesday at the Richmond Ice Centre, it seems clear he’s over the injury that cut short last season’s promising campaign with his hometown Vancouver Canucks. But having recently signed a one-year contract to resume his NHL career with the Toronto...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cancuks' Santorelli gone for the season with torn labrum

Mike Santorelli's "Hometown boy makes good" story has come to a painful end.The enigmatic Santorelli, who signed a tryout deal with the Vancouver Canucks this past offseason and worked his way to the zenith, centering brothers Henrik and Daniel Sedin on the Canucks' top line, has undergone season ending surgery on his shoulder.Santorelli had bounced between...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Santorelli missed a sure wide open net goal last night

It’s hard to believe that a professional hockey player can fail to convert on a wide open net. However Canucks’ forward Mike Santorelli’s shot went wide on one of the most open nets a hockey player will see. The Anaheim Ducks ended up defeating the Vancouver Canucks with a score of 3-2 in overtime, making Santorelli’s missed shot even more of a blow. [GIF courtesy of FOX...
Via The Nosebleeds
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s time to re-sign Mike Santorelli

Image Courtesy: National Post Mike Santorelli had a heck of game again on Sunday night against the Avalanche. The 27 year old Burnaby boy was named the first star (more importantly, he was given the Haida Gwaii hat) after scoring two goals and an assist, leading the Canucks to a 3-1 win over the Avs. Santorelli’s strong game is just the latest reason why the Canucks need to think...
Via Rob The Hockey Guy
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Where does Mike Santorelli fit long term with Van City?

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...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

In praise of Mike Santorelli, the Canucks’ human Swiss Army knife

 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...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Santorelli scores in OT and Canucks top Flames 5-4

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. Dale...
Via AP on Fox
October 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Pure Gold! Torts press conference after Coyotes

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...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Santorelli Signed By The Vancouver Canucks by   Steven Ellis

In what looks like another depth signing, the Vancouver Canucks have signed centreman Mike Santorelli to a contract. Santorelli was originally selected by Nashville 178th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. The 27 year old forward split the 2012.13 season with the Winnipeg Jets, Florida Panthers, San Antonio Rampage and Tingsryds AIF (during the NHL lockout). Santorelli had two...
Via The Hockey House
July 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Santorelli Claimed by Winnipeg Jets by   Bill Sunshine

  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 [...]
Via The Hockey House
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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