Saturday, August 18, 2018
BC's Santini Re-Signs with Devils
Steven Santini (Boston College) has signed a new three-year contract with the New Jersey Devils. The average annual value of the contract, according to newjerseydevils.com, is just over $1,416,666.
A 6-foot-2 defenseman from Bronxville, N.Y., Santini split last year between New Jersey and Binghamton (AHL). He posted two goals and eight assists for 10 points in 36 games with the parent Devils. In 75 career NHL games, he has notched 4-13—17 points, and has also recorded 3-5—8 points in 47 AHL outings with Binghamton/Albany.
Santini, 23, turned pro after helping BC to the 2016 NCAA Frozen Four and also earning Hockey East's Best Defensive Defenseman accolades that year. In three seasons with the Eagles, he registered 5-30—35 points and 122 penalty minutes in 98 appearances, and also represented the U.S. at the 2014 World Junior Championship.
Prior to enrolling at BC, Santini played two seasons with the U.S. National Development Team, and after skating with New York Apple Core (EJHL).