When the Buffalo Sabres acquired Marco Scandella from Minnesota back in June, general manager Jason Botterill expressed his belief that the defenseman might have more to give offensively that what we've seen from him in the past.
After missing all of the preseason as he worked his way back from offseason hip surgery, Scandella's shot attempts have risen steadily through his first nine games as a Sabre, coming to a head with a season-high eight attempts and a team-high six shots on goal in Boston on Saturday.
With that performance, he's now averaging 2.2 shots per game. His career-high for a full season is 1.8, set in 2014-15. He's averaging 3.4 shot attempts, up from his average of 2.8 last season.