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Fantasy Summary

Under-sized center with great hands, super stick-handling and great positioning.


Observations

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June 2022 – Rossi had a smooth transition into the professional game for his first full season. Despite battling with a lack of playing time due to illness and the OHL shutdown in the 20-21 season, Rossi excelled in the AHL for the Iowa Wild. Rossi played in 63 games notching 18 goals and 35 assists highlighting his playmaking capabilities. The strong season even earned him a two-game call-up for a strong Minnesota Wild team, giving him a taste of what the future brings. Expect Rossi to get a strong look in training camp during the 22-23 NHL season where he is expected to start contributing at the NHL level immediately. Nathan Leblanc 

February 2021 – Rossi is dealing with complications from COVID-19, which he had in November, and has returned to Austria. Per Michael Russo, he is scheduled to return to Minnesota in March. Sam Happi

October 2020 – Rossi was drafted ninth overall by the Wild. Rossi fell a bit further than expected. He will push for an NHL job immediately. The Wild may have found their future number one center here.  Jokke Nevalainen

June 2020 – With the NHL Entry Draft now appearing to be months away, it will be extremely fascinating to track where the reigning CHL point leader decides to play early next season. The OHL is likely to follow what the NHL does, meaning there may not be any CHL hockey until late fall or early winter. Rossi is already in a position of being too good for junior. Perhaps he returns to the Swiss league to skate with his former club team GC Küsnacht Lions. Perhaps he finds a home in the SHL or Liiga. Perhaps he waits it out. You know he’ll tr