Marc Del Gaizo

Nashville Predators
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Fantasy Summary

Offensive-minded defenseman fit for a bottom pairing and 2nd powerplay unit


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth October 11, 1999
Height 5‘9”
Weight 175 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 4; Overall: 109

Observations

July 2019 – After selecting forwards at the top end of their draft class in 2019, the Predators chose over-aged offensive defenseman Marc Del Gaizo in Round 4.  Del Gaizo fits the mold of the new wave of point-producing blueliners. His smaller size and quickness allow him to escape oncoming forecheckers and make an effective outlet pass of start up ice on a solo rush.  Del Gaizo also shows strong lateral movement and great angling when defending in his own zone. He seldom loses a foot race and turns in stride with speedy forwards. While manning the point, he is very creative with the puck and confident, often looking off checkers and using creative ways to control and shield the puck.  Del Gaizo is in line for an increased role in Umass Amherst next season with the graduation of Cale Makar and could be in the Predators pro ranks in short order. – Nicholas Kawka


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Connecticut Yankees Brick Invitational 5 0 0 0 2 |          
 2014-2015 Team Orange USA-S15 5 0 3 3 - |          
  New Jersey Rockets 18U ECEL U18 12 1 3 4 2 |          
  New Jersey Rockets 16U T1EHL U16 27 5 6 11 12 | Playoffs 4 1 0 1 15 
  Elite Hockey Group OHL Cup 4 0 1 1 6 |          
 2015-2016 Team Royal USA-S16 5 1 0 1 4 |          
  New Jersey Rockets EHL 34 7 19 26 52 | Playoffs 2 0 3 3
  Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
 2016-2017 Team Kelly USA-S17 5 0 3 3 - |          
  Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL 58 3 20 23 51 | Playoffs 4 1 0 1
 2017-2018 Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL 59 12 26 38 69 | Playoffs 3 2 2 4
 2018-2019 UMass (Amherst) NCAA 41 13 16 29 26 |          
 2019-2020 UMass (Amherst) NCAA 19 2 9 11 10 |          

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