Marco Scandella

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Marco Scandella
Marco Scandella Wild.png
Born (1990-02-23) February 23, 1990 (age 24)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 208 lb (94 kg; 14 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team Minnesota Wild
NHL Draft 55th overall, 2008
Minnesota Wild
Playing career 2009–present
MarcoScandella.JPG
Scandella at the 2010 World Junior Championship
Medal record
Competitor for Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver 2010 Saskatchewan
World U18 Championships
Gold 2008 Kazan

Marco Scandella (born February 23, 1990) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman who currently plays in the National Hockey League for the Minnesota Wild. He played junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for the Val d'Or Foreurs. He was selected by Minnesota Wild in the 2nd round (55th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Scandella started his junior career with the Val d'Or Foreurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Scandella represented Canada internationally for the first time at the 2008 World Under-18 Championships, helping his country to a gold medal, and recording one goal and one assist in 7 games.[1] He also represented Canada at the 2010 World Junior Championships, helping the team to a silver medal, and recording 1 goal and 2 assists in six games.[1] Shortly after returning from the tournament, Scandella was suspended for 15 games for elbowing Alexandre Durette of the Rimouski Océanic in the head.[2]

Scandella made his NHL debut for the Wild on November 12, 2010 against the Florida Panthers.[3] He scored his first NHL goal during the first game of the 2011–12 season against Steve Mason of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

On November 29, 2014, Scandella signed a five-year, $20 million contract extension with the Wild.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Scandella is the nephew of former NHLer Sergio Momesso.[5] His older brother, Giulio Scandella, plays for the Italian National Team, with whom he appeared at the 2006 Winter Olympics. He also plays pro hockey in Italy.[1][6] Scandella is trilingual, speaking English, French and Italian.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 65 4 10 14 35 4 0 1 1 4
2008–09 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 58 10 27 37 64
2008–09 Houston Aeros AHL 2 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Val d'Or Foruers QMJHL 31 9 22 31 41 6 2 4 6 4
2009–10 Houston Aeros AHL 7 0 1 1 7
2010–11 Houston Aeros AHL 33 3 16 19 17 20 2 6 8 8
2010–11 Minnesota Wild NHL 20 0 2 2 2
2011–12 Minnesota Wild NHL 63 3 9 12 19
2011–12 Houston Aeros AHL 9 2 3 5 4
2012–13 Houston Aeros AHL 45 2 15 17 23 2 1 0 1 2
2012–13 Minnesota Wild NHL 6 1 0 1 4 5 1 1 2 0
2013–14 Minnesota Wild NHL 76 3 14 17 20 13 2 1 3 0
NHL totals 165 7 25 32 45 18 3 3 6 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Canada WJC18 1st 7 1 1 2 6
2010 Canada WJC 2nd 6 1 2 3 2
Junior totals 13 2 3 5 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Podnieks, Andrew (ed.). IIHF Guide & Record Book 2014. Toronto: Fenn/McClelland & Stewart. p. 401. 
  2. ^ "Quebec junior hockey player suspended 15 games for headshot". faceoff.com. CanWest News Service. 2010-02-09. Archived from the original on 2014-11-30. Retrieved 2014-11-30. 
  3. ^ "Marco Scandella Minnesota Wild". Minnesota Wild. Retrieved 2010-11-13. 
  4. ^ Russo, Michael (2014-11-29). "Wild rewards Scandella with five-year, $20 million contract extension". Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN). Archived from the original on 2014-11-30. Retrieved 2014-11-30. 
  5. ^ Wharnsby, Tim (2010-01-03). "Canadian juniors advance to gold-medal game". CBC News. Archived from the original on 2014-11-30. Retrieved 2014-11-30. 
  6. ^ "Scandella, Marco". National Hockey League. Archived from the original on 2014-11-30. Retrieved 2014-11-30. 
  7. ^ Erickson, Kelly (December 15, 2013). "Just Enjoy It". Minnesota Wild Hockey Club Website (National Hockey League). Retrieved December 2, 2014. 

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