Minnesota Wild Players That Make Great Fantasy Hockey Steals

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Apr 24, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella (6) in the game against the St. Louis Blues during the second period in game five of the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Marco Scandella

Minnesota’s power play last season wasn’t very effective, finishing 27th in the league with a 15.8% clip. Scandella had a breakout season despite seeing little time on the man advantage. If head coach Mike Yeo elects to utilize the big shot of Scandella more frequently on the power play, look for the 25-year-old defenseman to build further on his career-best 11 goals and 23 points from a season ago.

Scandella’s 11-goal campaign was tops for Wild defensemen, and 17th best among all NHL defenders. Scandella played a far more confident game last year, showing more poise in all aspects of the game. He may never be a 50-point producer, but the 6-foot-1 blueliner will give contribute to your fantasy team like he does to the Wild. Scandella will rack up some penalties, shot blocks, shots, and goals. He’s a safe bet to help you out further down the depth chart, and carries some reward in case he winds up seeing serious power play time.

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