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Round 2
Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

Steven Santini

North American Skater - USA U-18, USHL
Final Rank:47Midterm Rank:47
Position:DefensemanShoots:Right
Height:6' 2"Weight:207
Born:March 7, 1995
Born in:Bronxville, NY, USA
Drafted: 2013: NJD (2nd Round / 42nd Overall)  New Jersey Devils
• Santini will attend Boston College in the fall. His father, Steve, played for the University of Maine in the 1980s before opening an arena in New York.

• He moved to Ann Arbor, Mich., in 2011 to join the U.S. National Team Development Program. Santini won silver medals at the 2012 Under-17 World Hockey Championship and 2013 Under-18 World Championship, where was named the tournament’s best defenseman after finishing with a plus-8 rating and leading all skaters in ice-time (163:35) in seven games.

• A Westchester Express minor hockey product, Santini grew up idolizing Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf and his most memorable on-ice moment was winning the New York State Under-14 Championship.

FAVORITES


NHL team: New York Rangers
NHL player: Dion Phaneuf
Shootout move: “Datsyuk move”
Goal celebration: “Jump into glass”
Video game: NHL 13
Movie: Slap Shot
TV show: NHL on the Fly
Actor: Adam Sandler
Musician: Rick Ross
Website: YouTube
Pump-up song: “Ima Boss” by Rick Ross
Home-cooked meal: Meatloaf

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2011-2012USA U-17USHL55281069
2012-2013USA U-18USHL560131342
2013-2014USA (2014 World Junior Championship)ITLTOUR51014




It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery