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...
Defenseman Kevin Bieksa will miss Vancouver's five-game road trip leading into the Olympic break, adding another name to a long list of injuries for the Canucks.
The team also announced Thursday that center Mike Santorelli is expected to miss the rest of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum.
Bieksa played 23 minutes in Vancouver's 5-2 loss...
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January 30, 2014
Martin Hanzal is a one-man wrecking crew.The 26-year old Phoenix Coyotes centerman pulled off an injury hat trick last Saturday, taking out Vancouver Canucks' captain Henrik Sedin with a cross check to the ribs, giving left winger David Booth a close shave with a high stick and cross-checking centerman Mike Santorelli following a faceoff when the two became entangled.Photo...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Mike Santorelli scored the tiebreaking goal in the third and Eddie Lack made 29 saves Friday night as the Vancouver Canucks snapped a five-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues.
Zac Dalpe also scored for Vancouver, which won for the first time in the new year.
Alex Pietrangelo scored for St. Louis, which snapped a seven-game...
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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...
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...
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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...
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
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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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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 [...]