Wild resign Scandella 18 Jun 13

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has re-signed defenseman Marco Scandella to a two-year contract.

Scandella, 23 (2/23/90), recorded one goal in six regular season contests for Minnesota in 2012-13 and tallied a goal and an assist in five playoff games with the Wild. He led team defensemen in playoff scoring and ranked fourth in time on ice per game at 18:01. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound native of Montreal, Que., also registered 17 points (2-15=17) and 23 penalty minutes (PIM) in 45 games with the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL) and recorded a goal in two playoff games with Houston this season.

Scandella collected 12 points (3-9=12) in 63 games with Minnesota in 2011-12 and five points (2-3=5) in nine contests with Houston. He has recorded 15 points (4-11=15) and 25 PIM in 89 career NHL games with Minnesota in parts of three seasons. Scandella was selected by the Wild in the second-round (55th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.