I've loosely followed Mike Santorelli for years but being that I don't live in the area I have never had the opportunity to see him play live. Therefore I'd like some input from those who have seen him on some of the following:
(i) In the few games he's played at the pro level is he being put in a poistion where he can succeed? i.e is he playing as a top 6 or bottom 6 forward and is he playing at his natural position
(ii) What is his biggest strength and biggest weakness as a pro
Essentially while I'll probably continue to cheer both Santorelli brothers on I'm wondering if it's likely he will ever secure a regular NHL spot or if he may be an AHL star with spot injury duty.
As far as minutes go, he is getting plenty. He's been on the 2nd line with Legwand and Erat for all preseason/regular season. No, he is not playing in his natural position. He's naturally a center and has been moved to wing since the start of camp.
I'll let someone else go in depth about his play. I've only seen him play a couple times.