Noel Acciari, C/RW
Hometown: Johnston, Rhode Island
Drafted: Undrafted – Signed with Boston Bruins – 2015
September 2017 – Acciari was really beginning to carve himself out a role on the 4th line with the Bruins last season, and he likely has the inside track on that role again this year if he can stay healthy. Acciari hits like a truck and his energy is contagious, a perfect fit in the Bruins lineup. The combination of Acciari, Nash, and Moore last season was one of the best energy lines in the East and you have to figure the Bruins want to see if he can perform like that over an entire campaign. Acciari won't put up much in the way of numbers but he can bring a lot of value from the fourth line slot if he can build on last season's performance. Mike Drover
October 2016 – Noel Acciari signed an entry-level contract with the Bruins in June 2015. Since then Acciari has appeared in 22 games for the Bruins, and has recorded two points, 10 PIMs, 60 hits and is a minus four. Acciari is a former NCAA player for the Providence College Friars, where he amassed a team leading 15 goals and 17 assists in 2014. Acciari is a fourth line option now and likely doesn’t spend the entire year with the Bruins once some other players return to health. Mike Drover
Fantasy Outlook: D+
Acciari isn’t a big guy but he doesn’t shy away from the dirty areas of the ice. Acciari creates offence through physicality and speed, and is well suited to a bottom six role. Acciari has proven he can score at the college level but has had no luck so far at the NHL level.
Acciari highlight reel from his 2014-2015 NCAA season
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