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Di Pauli has never been much of a scorer, even in his early days with the USNTDP. He provides plenty of energy but almost zero fantasy value. A top-six role in the NHL is a longshot.


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May 2020 – The impending UFA had a down season with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. In 39 games, he scored eight goals and added nine assists for 17 total points. He had a tough time breaking out this year, as well as proving that he is NHL worthy. He did play two NHL games but it wasn’t good enough. Clare McManus

January 2020 – Making an inauspicious NHL debut in a 3-2 OT win in Montreal, the Italian native went pointless in eight shifts totaling 4:16. He had one shot on goal and threw two hits. Di Pauli has six goals and six assists in 22 AHL outings this season. On a second straight one-year, two-way deal, the 25-year-old is a longshot to stick in the NHL. Mark Allan

September 2019 – Di Pauli was one of 17 players assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL in the second round of cuts from Pittsburgh’s training camp. He’s running out of time, at least with Pittsburgh, to prove he’s NHL-worthy. Mark Allan

May 2019 – After registering seven goals and eight helpers in 29 AHL games, di Pauli signed his second straight one-year, two-way deal ($700,000 AAV at the NHL level). It doesn’t guarantee the 25-year-old security or riches, although it does give him another chance to show he belongs – and that he can stay healthy. The Italian native missed Wilkes/Barre/Scranton’s last 29 outings due to a lower-body injury. He couldn’t play a large chunk of the 2016-17 AHL schedule following back surgery and has appeared in just 108 games in the past three AHL seasons. Mark Allan

December 2018 – Playing in his 100th AHL contest, the speedy winger potted two first-period goals in a 3-1 win over the Hershey Bears. For his first score, the third-year pro blocked a shot at his own blueline and finished a breakaway with a backhand. He later beat Ilya Samsonov with a top-corner g