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Fantasy Summary

Very smart offensive defenseman, and can find open players with ease. He does not shoot enough though and he is under-sized for a defenseman. Needs to add strength


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March 2020 – Nardella was the Bears’ powerplay quarterback for a majority of the season, especially when Djoos was called up to the NHL and subsequently moved at the NHL deadline. Injured for the first month of the season Nardella came back in to the Bears’ line up and injected life in to the teams powerplay. Nardella posted 31 points in 41 games and only went without a point in three or more games once. It was very impressive for a first year player out of the NCAA. The only things going against Nardella are his reluctance to shoot and that he is a tiny defenseman. He can play in the ATL but he really needs to add more size to his frame in order to play in the corners in the NHL. Nardella is smart enough to evade hits but there are times when you cannot. A huge bonus for Nardella is that he thinks the game extremely well and can make crisp and easy outlet passes, find the open man in the offensive zone, and skate the puck out of trouble. He is one to watch but he is still behind Fehervary and Alexeyev, and he is signed until the 2020-2021 season ends. Pat Quinn

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 22, 1996
Height 5‘9”
Weight 174 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Team Illinois 13U AAAT1EHL 13U31 2 1618 16|        
 2010-2011 Chicago Mission 14U AAAT1EHL 14U31 1 1516 12|        
 2011-2012 Chicago Mission 16U AAAHPHL 16U29 5 1217 16|        
 2012-2013 Chicago Mission 16U AAAHPHL 16U7 1 34 0|        
 2013-2014 Sioux City MusketeersUSHL52 1 1213 14|Playoffs6 1 12
  USA U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 0 11 4|        
 2014-2015 Tri-City StormUSHL56 10 3242 31|Playoffs7 2 79
  USA U19WJAC-194 0 22 2|        
 2015-2016 Univ. of Notre DameNCAA35 4 2024 18|        
 2016-2017 Univ. of Notre DameNCAA34 7 1421 26|        
 2017-2018 Univ. of Notre DameNCAA40 5 1924 14|        
 2018-2019 Univ. of Notre DameNCAA38 8 2634 20|        
  Hershey BearsAHL2 0 00 2|        
 2019-2020 Hershey BearsAHL41 4 2731 18|        
 2020-2021 Djurgårdens IFSHL3 0 33 4|        

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